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Mental Health First Aid

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

This IN-PERSON training course is designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.  Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health illnesses and addictions.

Please note this course requires 2 hours of online pre-work to be completed PRIOR to the in-person training. More information will be sent via email on how to complete this pre-work. 

The evidence behind MHFA demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy.

Mental Health First Aid is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.  Studies show that individuals trained in the program increase their knowledge of signs, symptoms, and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions; can identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addition; increase their confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress; and show reduced social distance to individuals with mental illnesses.

Reasons to become a Mental Health First Aider:

  • To be prepared:  just as you learn CPR, learn how to help in a mental health crisis.
  • Mental illnesses are common: 1 in 5 adults in any given year.
  • You care: be there for a friend, family member, or colleague.
  • You can help:  people with mental illnesses often suffer alone.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health concerns.
  • Obtain information on:  depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.

Who Should Attend:

  • Behavioral healthcare providers
  • Therapists
  • Social workers
  • Substance abuse professionals
  • School personnel
  • College/university personnel
  • Law enforcement
  • Community members
  • Human resources professionals
  • Nurses/physician assistants/primary care workers
  • Policy makers
  • Public safety personnel
  • Members of faith communities
  • Social services staff and volunteers

This training is free, but you must register to attend.

Seating is limited to the first 30 to respond, so please register early.  

A certificate of completion will be presented following the completion of the training course evaluation which can be used to seek approval for the State of Nebraska Continuing Education Units for LMHP, LIMHP, LMFT, Social Work and Professional Counseling.

Register Now!

If you need assistance please feel free to contact me by email or phone (listed below).

Kayla Lathrop, Region V Systems; klathrop@region5systems.net; (402) 441-4346

 

Organizer

Region V Systems
Phone
402-441-4346
Email
kleintz@region5systems.net

Venue

Region V Systems
1645 N Street
York, NE 68508 United States
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Phone
(402) 441-4346

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