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.