Why Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.
WHAT IT COVERS
• Common signs and symptoms of mental illness.
• Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
• How to interact with a person in crisis.
• How to connect the person with help.
• NEW: How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose.
WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
• Police officers
• Hospital staff
• First responders
• Faith leaders
• Community members
• Caring individuals
The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
• Assess for risk of suicide or harm
• Listen nonjudgmentally
• Give reassurance and information
• Encourage appropriate professional help
• Encourage self-help and other support strategies
More than 1 million trained!
TO FIND A COURSE OR CONTACT AN INSTRUCTOR IN YOUR AREA, VISIT
www.mhfamissouri.org OR EMAIL Info@mhfamissouri.org.
WANT TO TAKE THE COURSE?
Where: Online course – Zoom info will be sent prior to training
When: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020
To Register: Email Autumn Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org