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Mental Health First Aid

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What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack — we’d start CPR, or at the very least call 911. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or coworker might be showing signs of alcohol use disorder.
 
Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting these conversations by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental health or substance use challenge.
 
When more people are equipped with the tools to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need. Mental Health First Aiders are a vital link, connecting those experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge with appropriate support.

YOUTHMHFA

Focuses on adults learning how to assist youth between ages 12-18.

Requirements:

2-hour online pre-work

4.5-hour class

Cost: $5,000.00*

ADULTMHFA

Focuses on adults learning how to assist fellow adults.

Requirements:

2-hour online pre-work

4.5-hour class

Cost: $5,000.00*

*Thanks to grant funding and through partnerships, we may be able to reduce this price and make this valuable training more accessible for you and your organization.

Mental Health First Aid Training is a partnership between Love Akron, Red Oak Behavioral Health, and the ADM Board

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