Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 8-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Mental Health First Aid’s upcoming scheduled dates:
— Friday, May 26, 2017 — at Bluegrass.org Board Room located on Newtown Pike. Cost of the class is $100.00 and that includes a textbook, certification, and snacks. Registration is required, you can call to sign up at 859–272-7891 or fill out the registration form by clicking here.
-Thursday, June 8, 2017 — at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center located at 104 S Front Street, Prestonsburg, KY 41653. Cost of the class is covered by the Department of Behavioral Health and that includes a textbook, certification, and snacks. Registration is required, you can call to sign up at 859–272-7891 or fill out the registration form by clicking here.
To make a payment online using a credit card click here.