Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that helps parents, first responders, faith leaders and other people identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use conditions.
Participants will learn:
A 5 step action plan to reach out to a person in crisis and connect them professional, peer, or other help.
How to recognize the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
How to de-escalate crisis situations safely
How to initiate timely referrals to mental health and substance use treatment resources available in the community.