Mental Health First Aid Training
The Mental Health First Aid program is a national interactive 12 hour training that will teach participants about a variety of mental health issues. Completion of the program will give you a certificate of mental health first aid. This can be thought of as the equivalent to CPR for mental health issues.
Specifically, participants learn:
- The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including:
- eating disorders
- substance use disorders
- and self-injury
- An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities
- A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care
- The evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.
(Adapted from Mental Health First Aid USA)