Mental Health First Aid

What is Mental Health First Aid ?

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized evidence-based program that was created and is managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health. It is an eight-hour class that helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses. You learn by engaging in the materials and relating what you learn to real-life situations. Role-playing, group discussions, and exercises keep you engaged and allow you to practice helping skills.

WHY TAKE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?

 1. To be prepared: Just as you learn CPR, learn how to help in a mental health crisis
 2. Mental illnesses are common: 1 in 5 adults in any given year
 3. You care: be there for a friend, family member, or colleague
 4. You can help: people with mental illnesses often suffer alone 

SKILLS LEARNED

In the Mental Health First Aid training, you will learn:      

  • Risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns
  • Strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Where to turn for help
  • Non-judgmental communication and listening skills
  • A 5-step action plan to help someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is for anyone who wants to learn how to provide initial help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms of mental illness or in crisis. The course gives people tools to help friends, family members, colleagues, or others in their community.

  • College/university leaders
  • Educators/school administrators
  • Human resource professionals
  • Nurses/physician assistants/primary care workers
  • Public safety personnel
  • Members of faith communities
  • Social services staff and volunteers
  • Policy makers
  • Substance abuse professionals
  • Social workers
  • Parents

Upcoming Trainings

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MONDAY, JANUARY 27 & TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020

 

Time:             4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:       St. Croix Central Elementary School, 202 s division Street, Roberts, WI 54023

Instructors:   Jessica anderson 

Fee:                $20 registration fee.  The course has a value of $170 per participant. Thanks to generour donations to the United Way St. Croix Valley and other sponsors participatny may attend at this reduced rate. 

 

Monday, January 27 & Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Time:             5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location:       River Falls School District Administration Building, 852 E. Division Street, River Falls, WI 54022

Instructors:   Brittney Matheson & Jennifer Peterson

Fee:                $20 registration fee.  The course has a value of $170 per participant. Thanks to generour donations to the United Way St. Croix Valley and other sponsors participatny may attend at this reduced rate. 

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Time:             8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:       River Falls Hospital Classroom, 1629 E Division Street, River Falls, WI 54022

Instructors:   Lori Zierl & Kathy Hogberg

Fee:               $20 registration fee.  The course has a value of $170 per participant. Thanks to generour donations to the United Way St. Croix Valley and other sponsors participatny may attend at this reduced rate. 

 

YOUTH MENTAL HEATH FIRST AID - This class applies the same principles and information learned in general Mental Health First Aid and adds information specific as to signs and symptoms, as well as approach methods, for adolescents (ages 12 - 18). The following two sessions are Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings. 

SATURDAY, February 8 & 15 , 2020

Time:             8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location:       Hudson High School, 1501 Vine Street, Hudson, WI 54016

Instructors:   Chelsea Bellville & Lisa Murphy

Fee:                 The course if offered for at no cost due to support from Projet AWARE - Wisconsin DPI and SAMHSA. This course is made possible by Hudson School District and United Way St. Croix Valley. The course has a value of $170 per participant. 

 

 

Continuing Education Credits

Mental Health First Aid Training may be elligible for Continuing Education Credits. Below you will find a link to the class syllabus that includes learning objectives, agenda and more. If you need more informaiton please contact Jessica Neumann at 715-377-0203 x 103 or at [email protected]

Mental Health First Aid Syllabus

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