Mental Health First Aid

When

11/30/2018

8 am-4 pm

Cost

$25

Location

Daniels Fund
101 Monroe St.
Denver, CO   80206

Primary Competency

Communication Skills
Description

Be a First Responder for Your Community’s Mental Health.

Mental Health First Aid Colorado is a statewide, public education program committed to empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to those in mental health and substance abuse crises.

Depression. Anxiety. Substance abuse. Eating disorders. These are but a few of the mental health challenges people in Colorado struggle with every day. In fact, one out of four people you meet has struggled with a mental health problem at some point. But there is hope. And it is you.

Through this certification course, you'll become a certified Mental Health First Aider. You will learn how to respond to someone with a mental health challenge. You'll learn the signs, evidence-based actions and how to connect those in crisis to support systems that can help them recover.

Mental Health First Aid is for everyone. The course has been tested, proven, and tailored to meet a range of unique perspectives and experiences. 

Participants will receive a certificate that they completed the training along with a workbook to take home.

Cost: $25 nominal fee to cover the cost of lunch and supplies.

Lunch and coffee will be provided.

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative, along with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, is pleased to partner with Lucille (Johnson) Campbell, to offer this Mental Health First Aid training.

Learning Objectives

Mental Health First Aid certification teaches participants to:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.

     

  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.

     

  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.

     

  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.

     

  • Assess their own views and feelings about mental health problems and disorders.

 

Supplemental Materials/Links
Click here for more information about the Mental Health First Aid program in Colorado.
Geographic Relevance
Denver, CO

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