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PaLA - South Central Chapter - Mental Health First Aid Workshop: Adult Module

In partnership with WellSpan Philhaven, we are pleased to provide virtual offerings of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Workshops: Preparing You to Help Others in Mental Distress to members. We will be offering an Adult-focused Mental Health First Aid session on October 1, 2020 and a Youth-focused Mental Health First Aid session on October 2, 2020. Each session is eligible for 6-½ hours of continuing education (CE) credit with a limit of 20 attendees per session.

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When: Thursday, October 1, 2020
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Virtual event via Zoom platform - link will come from WellSpan a few days prior to the session.
United States
Contact: Brianna Crum
717.234.4961 X1104

Online registration is available until: 9/25/2020
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Why Should I Take This Training?

One in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Even if you are not a trained mental health professional, you can be prepared and know what to do when a mental health crisis happens. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to help a friend, family member or colleague in need of assistance.

In the same way that CPR helps you assist an individual having a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related problem or crisis–even if you have no clinical training. In this course, you will learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use.  This course will equip people who may not possess mental health clinical training to identify, understand and respond to someone who is dealing with mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Philhaven mental health educators train thousands of people each year and have been designated Top Mental Health First Aid Instructors by the National Council for Behavioral Health.  This training is provided as a community benefit of WellSpan Philhaven and through the support of generous donors. WellSpan Philhaven underwrites this program as part of their commitment to improving the mental health and resilience of our community.

Technical requirements for this training include: a laptop or PC that will accommodate the use of Zoom (must be able to connect via sound and video conferencing).  Attendees will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting from WellSpan a few days prior to the session.  The session will be locked for entry after the 9am start time, so please be sure to sign in a few moments before the start time. 


Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Adult Module:

Mental Health First Aid – Adult Course is appropriate for anyone 16 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health-related crisis or problem. Topics covered include depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide, psychosis and substance use disorders.

PaLA will not issue refunds for cancellations or no-shows to the workshop.  Replacement attendees will be permitted with proper notice to the organizer.  Any unused fee will be designated as support for the sponsoring unit.

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