Program: Meetings and Workshops
Audience: School and/or agency teams which may include: educators, administrators, social services staff and volunteers, substance abuse professionals, social workers, school psychologists, guidance counselors, counselors, family members, college/university leaders, and nurses.
Target Audience: School and/or agency teams which include: educators, administrators, social services staff and volunteers, substance abuse professionals, social workers, school psychologists, guidance counselors, counselors, family members, college/university leaders, and nurses.Be advised that this is an introductory course, designed to familiarize individuals with how to respond to someone in mental or emotional distress
Description: Mental Health Problems are more common than heart disease, lung disease, and cancer combined. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans is estimated to have a diagnosable mental disorder such as depression, anxiety or substance abuse in any given year, including 13.7 million children. Of those children only a third get help from formal mental health or substance abuse services.
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Participants will be able to:
Recognize potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
Registration fee: $10.00. Lunch on your own (NOT included) Preregistration is required to attend. Reg deadline FEBRUARY 26, 2017.