Mental Health First Aid

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them.

You are more likely to encounter someone – friend family member, coworker, neighbor or community member – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.
Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate help. Anyone can take the 8-hour course – first responders, students, teachers, faith leaders, human resources professionals and caring citizens.

The course teaches participants how to, among other things:

  • Identify when a person is experiencing a mental health problem
  • Select and implement appropriate interventions
  • Secure appropriate care for a person experiencing a mental health problem

In addition, participants learn about warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse disorders. Each participant receives a manual to reinforce content of the 8-hour, interactive training and a certificate of attendance. Continuing education unit (CEU) credits are available for licensed professionals.

Sometimes the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.

UPCOMING COURSES

ReDiscover has classes available for those that LIVE or WORK in Lee's Summit, MO. Available dates and times are below:

August 14th 8:00am to 5:00pm
August 21st 8:00am to 5:00pm
September 18th 8:00am to 5:00pm
September 25th 8:00am to 5:00pm

The website link is http://www.rediscovermh.org/mentalhealthfirstaid.htm
You can also contact Dr. Osborn at 816.347.3289.

SAMHSA and KCSATRSC will have the following classes available. The cost for the classes listed below is $22 per person.

August 27th 8:00am to 4:00pm (Adult Mental Health First Aid)
August 28th 8:00am to 4:00pm (Adult Mental Health First Aid)
Location: Salvation Army ARC
1351 E. 10th Street, KCMO 64106

August 27th 8:00am to 4:00pm (Youth Mental Health First Aid)
August 28th 8:00am to 4:00pm (Youth Mental Health First Aid)
Location: First Call
9091 State Line Road, KCMO 64114

You may register at: www.firstcallkc.org/MHFAKC
You may call Teresa Ashby for any questions at: 816-606-9217

REGISTER
For additional information about Mental Health First Aid contact:

Beth Yoder-Stein
913-328-4633
yoderstein_b@wmhci.org

For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/program_overview/.

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