Category: Mental Health First Aid

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification - MT. VERNON, WA

    Do you know a youth that may be facing mental health challenges? Do you know how to help?

    Mental Health First Aid USA is proud to announce a new curriculum focused on helping youth (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or in a crisis.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

    WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN?
    The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

    · Assess for risk of suicide or harm

    · Listen nonjudgmentally

    · Give reassurance and information

    · Encourage appropriate professional help

    · Encourage self-help and other support strategies

    Compass Health is offering this fun, highly interactive one day course that provides an overview of youth mental illness in the U.S. It introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and builds understanding of its impact.

    Educators/Teachers: 8 Washington State Clock hours

    Cost: $15.00

    Date(s): Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 8am - 5 pm, Mt. Vernon, WA, $15.00

    Please click below to view class details and sign up options:

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  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification

    This introductory course is not intended for current mental health treatment providers.

    You probably know First Aid and maybe even CPR – but what if the problem is mental illness?  Do you know how to help?

    Mental Health First Aid is a program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Compass Health is offering this fun, highly interactive course that provides an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. It introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

    Mental Health First Aid is a public education and prevention tool that will improve the public’s knowledge of mental health problems and connects people with care for their mental health problems.

    Who should take this course?

    Health care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, police and corrections officers, educators, first responders, nursing home staff and caregivers, state policymakers, human resource professionals, consumers and family members, and caring citizens.

    This introductory course is not intended for current mental health treatment providers.

    Take this course to:

    · Certify in Mental Health First Aid

    · Learn the prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S. and its emotional and economic cost.

    · Identity the potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.

    · Receive intensive guidance through the ALGEE action plan for both crisis and non-crisis situations

    Those who complete the class will receive a manual and certification.

    8 clock hours for educators.

    Date(s): Friday, November 4, 2016 - Everett, WA $15.00 each

    Please click below to view class details and sign up options:

    Online Registration & Payment

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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

    This introductory course is not intended for current mental health treatment providers.   

    Do you know a youth that may be facing mental health challenges? Do you know how to help?

    Mental Health First Aid USA is proud to announce a new curriculum focused on helping youth (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or in a crisis.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

    WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN?
    The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

    · Assess for risk of suicide or harm

    · Listen nonjudgmentally

    · Give reassurance and information

    · Encourage appropriate professional help

    · Encourage self-help and other support strategies

    Compass Health is offering this fun, highly interactive one day course that provides an overview of youth mental illness in the U.S. It introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and builds understanding of its impact.

    Educators/Teachers: 8 Washington State Clock hours

    Cost: $15.00

    Who should take this class? State policymakers, school personnel and educators, foster parents, caring citizens, police and corrections officers, librarians, first responders, health care professionals, employers, business leaders, faith community staff/volunteers and young adults.

    Who should not take this class? Therapists, councilors and other mental health professionals. This course is introductory. We provide many trainings for professionals and we want to make sure we are directing you to a class you will enjoy.

    Date(s): Tuesday, Novembber 15, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $15.00, Everett, WA

    Please click below to view class details and sign up options:

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form