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HTH-1650 - Mental Health First Aid (1)

Prerequisite: RDG 0800 

Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  Mental Health First Aid certification introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.  Mental Health First Aid certification must be renewed every three years.

Specifically, participants learn:

  • The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, pyschosis and psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury;
  • An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities;
  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care;
  • The appropriate professional peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

Course Fee: $50.00

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