Our next Adult Mental Health First Aid class will be offered in Wichita in the evening on March 4, 11 & 18th.
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 is offered in the form of an interactive 12-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 12-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.
The Mental Health First Aid program is designed for non-clinically trained individuals and equips them with information and basic skills they can use to help adults experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. The course also includes an overview of the major mental illnesses and their treatments. A flyer is attached.
Listen to Mental Health First Aid being discussed on “Talk of the Nation” on NPR.
Watch interview on ABC News Now about Mental Health First Aid.
In case you missed it, Mental Health First Aid was the subject of a story on NPR’s Morning Edition. Click here to read a transcript and listen to the story.
Attendance at the three days is required to receive Mental Health First Aid certification. Space is limited to 50 participants. Registration is $85 and covers the required participant manual. Dinner is not included. To register or for more information please contact Nancy Patterson at 660-7506 or email@example.com