Mental health problems are more common than heart disease, lung disease and cancer combined. One in five Americans is estimated to have a diagnosable mental health disorder, including 13.7 million children. Of those children with a diagnosable mental health disorder, only a third receive mental health or substance abuse treatment. The more knowledgeable people are about mental disorders, the less stigma will be associated with these common life challenges
The Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants 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. This course introduces information about common mental health challenges and teaches a 5-step action plan (ALGEE) to help people in crisis and non-crisis situations. Each participant will receive an Adult Mental Health First Aid manual free of charge.
The class will start on time, so please be prompt. Lunch will not be provided, so bring a bagged lunch, drink and any other snacks you might need throughout the day.
Please contact Brittany Dwyer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2 days prior to the class if you have to cancel.