Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
May 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$20.00
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. On May 11, we will host a joint Adult and Youth (for adults who work with youth ages 12-18) training from 8 am – 5 pm.
The 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.
Who should take it?
• Police officers
• Hospital staff
• First responders
• Faith leaders
• Community members
• Caring individuals
• School staff
• Youth group leaders
• People who work with youth
What does it cover?
Adult Training – Common signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use; How to interact with a person in a crisis; How to connect the person with help; How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose.
Youth Training – Common signs and symptoms of substance use and mental illness in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and ADHD; How to interact with an adolescent in crisis; How to connect an adolescent with help.
The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan: Assess for risk of suicide or harm; Listen nonjudgmentally; Give reassurance and information; Encourage appropriate professional help; Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
Visit www.hintoncenter.org for more information. Register by calling Dawn at 828-389-8336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $20/person (includes lunch). Scholarships are available for clergy serving in the WNC Annual Conference UMC. Please note: responding “attending” on the Facebook event does not register you.