Mental Health First Aid

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Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:00 AM

Apalachee Center, Inc. is hosting a training of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem, staff and community supporters.

Join them on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at their Tallahassee office for Mental Health First Aid.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight (8) hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The training will help you identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

  • What You Learn
  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders
  • A five-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis
  • Where to turn for help: professional, peer and self-help resources

Mental Health First Aid was originally created in 2000 by Betty Kitchener and Anthony Jorm in Canberra, Australia. Adapted from the Australian program, Mental Health First Aid USA is coordinated by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Participants may receive eight (8) hours of continuing education credit. Afterward, report your hours quickly and easily using our eForm.

The training is $14.95 per person. You can download the event flyer/registration form and register with the event contact below.

We hope to see you there!

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2014-03-06: updated to reflect available continuing education hours
First Published March 2, 2014