Mental Health First Aid

Upcoming Training Sessions

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

DATE | Tuesday, August 23
TIME | 8:30am - 4:30pm
COST | $25 per participant includes lunch!

Training Location

  • Mt. Pleasant Campus
  • Morey Technical Education Center Room 108

Why Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

REGISTER NOW!


On average, 123 people die by suicide each day.

– American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

From 1999 to 2016, 630,000 people died from a drug overdose.

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a Mental Illness.

– National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

64.1% of youth with major depression do receive treatment.

- Mental Health America

1 in 5 teens and young adults lives with a mental health condition.

- National Alliance for Mental Illness

5.13% of youth report having a substance use or alcohol problem.

- Mental Health America


Who Should Take it

  • Employers
  • Police officers
  • Hospital staff
  • First responders
  • Faith leaders
  • Community members
  • Caring individuals
  • Teachers & Coaches
  • School Staff
  • Camp Counselors & Youth Group Leaders
  • What it Covers

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help
  • NEW: Expanded content on trauma, addiction, and self-care, and the impact of social media
  • The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan

  • Assess for risk of suicide or
  • harm

  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and
  • information

  • Encourage appropriate
  • professional help

  • Encourage self-help and
  • other support strategies

     
    Back to the top