Youth Mental Health First Aid (2-Day Event)
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About The Event
Mental Health First Aid for Adults is an eight-hour course spread across two days (September 30 and October 1, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) that teaches skills to help those who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy by helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
Trainees are taught how to apply the five-step action plan in a variety of situations such as helping someone through a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, or assisting an individual who has overdosed. An important component of the mental health first aid course is the opportunity to practice the intervention strategy rather than to just learn about it. This simple experience can make it easier to actually apply the knowledge in a real-life situation.