Whitney Center: Mental Health First Training

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
This is an 8-hour training course designed to teach members of the public basic first aid skills needed to help a person who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.

Saturday, February 8th, 2020
8:30am-4:30 pm

Whitney Community Center
16 Black Mountain Road, Jackson, NH
FREE (lunch is included)
Donations accepted to offset future program costs
 
 Those who successfully complete the course become certified as Mental Health First Aiders
 
Participants will learn:

  • The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, substance use disorders, and self-injury
  • An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities
  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care
  • The evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

 To register, contact Emily Benson at missembenson@gmail.com
  -Seating is Limited. Registration is Required.