What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking, internationally recognized evidence-based training program committed to empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to those in mental health and substance abuse crises. MHFA encompasses two curricula: a core program tailored for adults called Adult Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid, a training program for adults that work with youth. Each are available as interactive 8-hours courses and can be conducted as a one-day seminar or across multiple days to accommodate tight schedules.
Here's what you can expect to learn at the training:
- What are common mental health disorders? What do they look and feel like?
- Typical vs. Atypical youth development (Youth MHFA)
- Signs and symptoms of mental health and substance abuse emergencies
- A five-step action plan to connect people in crisis to support systems
- Myth busting and fact sharing about mental health and emotional challenges
- Non-judgmental communication and listening skills
- Local, state, and national behavioral health resources
- The aims of Mental Health First Aid are to:
- Create a common language around mental health
- Help to preserve life when a person may be a danger to self or others
- Help others identify, prevent or intervene early when mental health challenges occur
- Promote and enhance recovery
TENTATIVE UPCOMING EVENTS:
October 25th—Pre-Assembly at 3:30 p.m.– 5 p.m. Intro to Mental Health First Aid
November 17th—Mental Health First Aid Training - REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
February 15th—Mental Health First Aid Training
March 28th—Intro to Soul Shop
April 27th—Soul Shop
May 23rd—Pre-Assembly De-Escalation Training
October 24th—Pre-Assembly Dealing with Personality Disorders in Congregations
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For more information, contact Rev. Loye Troxler at 303-761-8882