One in four Americans will experience a need for addiction treatment or mental health care in their life.
Two-thirds of these people will be undiagnosed and/or untreated, due to a lack of knowledge and the stigma of talking about mental illness.
With Mental Health First Aid, you can become a lifeline. You will learn:
- To spot risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury
- About disorders and the need for reducing stigma
- How to spot the signs of mental health and substance use emergencies
- A five-step action plan to assess the situation, select and implement interventions, and help individuals in crisis
- Appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help resources for people experiencing mental health issues
Mental Health First Aid is designed for those who want to enhance their understanding of mental health and how to support those with mental health challenges. We invite all interested adults to join us at one of our upcoming classes.
If your organization would like a private class, please call us at 970.347.2395 to schedule. We offer several specific courses – if you don’t see what you need, call us and we can talk about the best options:
- Older Adult
- Veterans/Active Military and their families
- Public Safety