ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Adult Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach people how to help an individual over the age of 18 who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Adult Mental Health First Aid can be helpful for anyone: Employers, Police Officers, Hospital Staff, First Responders, Faith Leaders, Community Members, and Caring Individuals. The course introduces common mental health challenges and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help individuals in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, psychosis and trauma. Evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources are provided.
Our Task Force is fortunate to have a co-chair who teaches Adult Mental Health First Aid courses.
Training opportunities can be scheduled for any type of groups for little to no cost. There are three learning options:
Virtual: First Aiders will complete a 2-hour self-paced online class, and then participate in a 5.5 hour instructor led videoconference.
Blended Learning: After completing a 2-hour self-paced class online, First Aiders will participate in a 5.5-hour, in-person, instructor led class.
In-person: First Aiders will receive their training as an 8-hour, instructor led, in-person course.
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Why Adult Mental Health First Aid Matters
How Adult Mental Health First Aid Helps
Informs learners of common signs & symptoms of mental illness
Teaches learners how to interact with a person in crisis
Provides instruction on how to connect the person with help.
Teaches learners about trauma, addiction, and self-care.
On average, 123 people die by suicide each day according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
From 1999-2016, 630,000 people died from drug overdose according to the Center for Disease Control.
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