Join us for a free eight hour course on Mental Health First Aid Monday July 12th and Tuesday July 13th from 5:30 to 9:45pm at Alpena First Presbyterian Church Social Hall.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or who is having a mental health or substance use related crisis. You’ll learn
- risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns
- a 5-step Mental Health First Aid Action Plan for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID is for interested persons age 18 and over. Topics include key psychiatric disorders among adults—depression or mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and opioid and other substance use disorders.
Through role plays, scenarios, and activities, you get to practice the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan so you are comfortable applying these skills in a real-life situation with co-workers, family members, or friends.