August 17, 2019 |  0800 – 1800 

CARROLL NONPROFIT CENTER | CENTER 255 Clifton Blvd., Westminster, Maryland 21157

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Course Purpose

A 8-hour course teaching adults how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family and co-workers.

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.



Mental Health First Aid USA

Session One: Mental Health and Mental Health Problems
  • What is Mental Health First Aid?
  • Common mental health problems
  • Five basic actions of mental health first aid
  • Stigma and discrimination?
  • What is a substance-related disorder?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • MHFA for substance-related problems
  • Crisis first aid for overdose
  • Treatment and resources
Session Two: Mood Disorders
  • What is a mood disorder?
  • Types of mood disorders
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Substance use and mood disorders
  • Suicide in Canada
  • MHFA for mood problems
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour
  • Treatment and resources
Session Three: Anxiety Disorders
  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • Types of mood disorders
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Substance use and anxiety disorders
  • MHFA for anxiety problems
  • Crisis first aid for panic attacks
  • Crisis first aid for acute stress reactions
  • Treatment and resources
Session Four: Psychotic Disorders
  • What is a psychotic disorder?
  • Types of psychotic disorders
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Substance use and psychotic disorders
  • MHFA for anxiety problems
  • Crisis first aid for psychotic episodes
  • Crisis first aid for acute stress reactions
PARTICIPANTS

Participants are also provided with the first aid package which covers the course content and provides additional resources.

Participants must attend the entire course to receive their certificate.

Review
https://mhfa.com.au/sites/default/files/ Tutchener_review_Dec_2010.pdf


After completing the Mental Health First Aid course, participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate.


Available Courses:
Mental Health First Aid for Adults
Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety
Mental Health First Aid for Youth

Designations:
Higher Education
Veterans & Military Families


 

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based, in-person training program with proven ability to teach individuals how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of mental illness and substance use disorders and link people with appropriate treatment and support. Mental Health First Aid increases the understanding that mental illnesses are real, common and treatable. The National Council’s goal is to make Mental Health First Aid as common as CPR. Originating in Australia in 2001, Mental Health First Aid has expanded to more than 23 countries worldwide. Since the program was first introduced in the United States in 2008, more than 11, 000 instructors have been certified to teach the program and hundreds of thousands of Americans have now been trained as Mental Health First Aiders. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Mental Health First Aid USA is managed,operated, and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health .

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