Mental Health First Aid is an international and evidence-based program that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health disorders and gives you the skills to reach out and provide initial help and support. In a way MHFA is CPR for the brain. By becoming certified in MHFA you can help connect people to treatment, destigmatize these illnesses, and better support a friend or loved one who is experiencing a behavioral health disorder.
Topics Covered include: depression, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders. MHFA is based on the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better and can use their strengths to stay well.
Our own Leslie Holling and a colleague from The Josselyn Center will conduct this 8-hour certificate course in the Culbertson Room on Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, refreshments and lunch is provided. We will offer two distinct course options on the same day: Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people, while Adult Mental Health First Aid is for adults supporting adults. Enrollment is required since space is limited.