Coretta Scott King
We know how to administer CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. We know how and when to call 911. But do we know how to administer first aid in a mental health crisis?
Knowing the signs and symptoms of stress while also knowing how to respond to a panic attack is crucial to the well-being of the community. What should you do before calling 911 or while waiting for help?
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Mental Health First Aid teaches:
- Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns
- Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance abuse.
- A 5-Step action plan to help someone developing a mental health concern or crisis.
- Available evidence-based professional, peer, and self-help resources.
Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aider:
1. Be Prepared: similar to CPR preparation, learn how to help in a mental health crisis
2. Mental Illnesses are Common: 1 in 5 adults suffer every year
3. You Care: be there for your family member, colleague or friend
4. You Can Help: people with mental illnesses suffer alone quite often
Who Should Take This Course?
Anyone who wants to learn how to provide initial help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms of mental illness or a crisis.
GETTING TRAINED IS A WIN-WIN OUTCOME!
Trainings are virtual, blended, or in-person! Contact us for you or your group!
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN DONATING:
Our hope is to offer this course for free to the community. We are currently applying for grants and would appreciate any donations as well as it will offset the cost of materials, which would reduce the cost for the attendees. Feel free to contact us for more information. Thank You!