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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

Jun 6

On Saturday June 8th from 9 AM to 4 PM LICF will be offering Mental Health First Aid Training. Learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community.

The course will be provided by The Association for Mental Health and Wellness(MHAW) whose mission statement is “empowering people and communities to pursue and sustain healthy and enriched lives.” Just as CPR helps people assist other individuals having a heart attack-even if you have no medical training-Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In this Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Before you can know how to help, you will learn to know when to help.

We call this mental health literacy. It provides you with a basic understanding of what different mental illnesses and addictions are, how they can affect a person’s daily life, and what helps individuals experiencing these challenges get well.You will learn about:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use disorders

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided. PLEASE SIGN-UP in the LICF front lobby. There is no cost for this class and you will receive a completion certificate at the end.

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