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MAS-SSF Presents: Mental Health First Aid


MAS-SSF presents Mental Health First Aid Workshop

About this Event

MHFA teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis:

Assess for risk of suicide or harm

Listen non-judgmentally

Give reassurance and information

Encourage appropriate professional help

Encourage self-help and other support strategies

MHFA introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hours course uses role playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect - people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

Participants who complete the 2-day training will be certified by the National Council of Behavioral Health. Participants must attend both sessions/dates to receive the certification.

Childcare and refreshment will be provided.

Session 1 will be on 07/13/19 and Session 2 will be on 07/20/19