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.
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
Johnson County Mental Health is offering the Youth version of MHFA on October 22nd.
Oct. 22 8:00am to 4:00pm
Hilltop Education Center
Spring Hill School District
16740 W. 175th St.
Olathe, KS 66062
$50 Registration Fee
Contact: Jenny Rodriguez 913-780-7880 email@example.com
For additional information about Mental Health First Aid contact:
For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/program_overview/.
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