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Class or Event Mental Health First Aid
Start Date 10/23/2019   8:00 AM
End Date 10/23/2019   5:00 PM
Description Preparing you to help others experiencing mental distress. 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 8-hour course, you will learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use. The Adult Course is appropriate for anyone age 16 and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health-related crisis.

Topics include anxiety, depression, psychosis, suicide and substance use. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a nationally recognized certification. This workshop is designed for every member of the community. It will be especially beneficial to social service agency personnel, school and college teachers, physicians, nurses, hospitals, veteran's affairs, law enforcement, first responders, church personnel, parents and family members.

By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
-Identify, understand and respond to the signs and symptoms of addiction and mental illness
-Recognize the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems
-Learn about depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders
-Apply the 5-step action plan to assess a situation and provide help
-Understand what local resources are available and where to turn to guide someone towards getting appropriate professional help

This training is provided at no cost to you as a community benefit of WellSpan Philhaven and through the support of generous donors. WellSpan Philhaven underwrites this program as part of our commitment to improve the mental health and resilience of our community.

Lunch is included. Please arrive to check in at 7:45 am.
Fee Free
Location WellSpan Philhaven Training & Community Ct-Kunkle Room, 283 S. Butler Road, Mount Gretna, PA 17064
Registration Register by clicking on the "Register Online" button below or by calling 800-840-5905.

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