Mental Health First Aid Certification

The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for adults who want to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. Learn a 5-step action plan to assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. Participants will receive a certification from Mental Health First Aid USA. Students must attend all 8 hours to receive certification.

Objectives

  • Recognize the signs of addiction and mental illness
  • Discuss the impact of mental and health disorders
  • List the 5-steps to assess a situation and help
  • Describe local resources that are available to help
  • Utilize techniques to support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives

Required text: Mental Health First Aid USA, included in course cost and provided in class.

Prerequisite: None

CEUs: 0.8

Course #: HMED G5392

Date: 3/23/2020

Day: Monday

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm* Must attend all 8 hours to receive certification

Instructor: Valerie English Cooper

Room: 307

Cost: $190

Identify • Understand • Respond