Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification - Save the date!
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. It 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.
Compass Health is offering this fun, highly interactive one day 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.
Take the course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders and learn:
1. The prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S. and their emotional and economic cost.
2. The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.
3. A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis and connect them to professional care.
4. Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.
CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID INSTRUCTORS:
Becky Olson-Hernandez, Compass Health Director of Emergency Services
Stacey Alles, Compass Health Chief Operating Officer
NOW OFFERING 8 WASHINGTON STATE CLOCK HOURS
Who should take this class? 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.
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): March 20, 2015, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Everett, WA