YOU WILL LEARN TO SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS:
Mental Health Fist Aid (MHFA) is skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge.
Similar to physical First Aid and CPR, MHFA helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis until professional assistance is obtained or the crisis is resolved.
Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step Action Plan to recognize warning signs of a mental health or substance use challenge, provide help in crisis and non-crisis situations and understand where to turn for additional assistance.
» The 5-step Action Plan (ALGEE) is: assess for risk of suicide or harm, listen nonjudgmentally, give reassurance and information, encourage appropriate professional help, and encourage self-help and other support strategies.
THE COURSE WILL REQUIRE:
Mental Health First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course, and then participate in a 6.5 to 7-hour virtual Instructor-led session via Zoom.
AFTER THE COURSE, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
• Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
• Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
• Understand how to interact with a person in crisis.
• Know how to connect a person with help.
• Use self-care tools and techniques.
Join the more than 2.6 MILLION First Aiders who have chosen to be the difference in their community.