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Mental Health First Aid courses available

Family & Children’s Place is offering four mental health trainings through the end of the year – for adults assisting young people and for adults 18 and over. The all-day courses increase understanding of mental health issues and treatments, connect people with care and reduce stigma.

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of different types of mental illnesses, how they can affect a person’s daily life and how you can help someone who is experiencing these challenges.

MHFA training is seen as extending basic mental healthcare skills. Cost for each course is $45.

Participants will learn about:

  • 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 when someone is developing a mental health problem or in crisis.
  • Increasing awareness, decreasing stigma and increasing confidence in providing help.

Mental Health First Aid teaches about early intervention and support to foster recovery and resiliency and is based on the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and can use their strengths to stay well.

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Scheduled trainings at Family & Children’s Place

Sept. 18, 2015 – 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Youth Mental Health First Aid for adults assisting young people

Oct. 16, 2015 – 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mental Health First Aid for adults 18 and over

Nov. 20, 2015 – 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mental Health First Aid for adults 18 and over

Dec. 18, 2015 – 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mental Health First Aid for adults 18 and over

Mental Health First Aid co-trainers:

Tomy Molloy
502-855-6048
tmolloy@famchildplace.org

Nancy Carrington
502-855-6049
ncarrington@famchildplace.org

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