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 12-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 12-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.
To register for an upcoming course, learn about fees or get more information contact:
9:00am - 4:30pm
Kauffman Foundation/Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/program_overview/.