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Veteran-Focused Mental Health First Aid

24
May

Linn Benton Community College

  • 5/24/2018 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany
    Registration required
  • Cost: Free
Veterans Outreach

You may know CPR, the Heimlich maneuver and how to call 911. But do you know how to administer first aid to a person suffering a mental health crisis, such as anxiety or suicidal thoughts? The Mullins Charitable Funds, in partnership with the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, offers Mental Health First Aid training in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. Mental Health First Aid teaches:

  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns in youth and adults
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance abuse
  • A five-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health concern or crisis
  • Available evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources

The eight-hour training course is open to anyone who wants to learn how to provide front-line help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or crisis.

The course gives people tools to help friends, family members, colleagues or others within the community, and is specifically focused on veterans.

This class is a two-part series. The first session meets on Thursday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to noon. The second session meets on Friday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.

For more information, email: SHSHealthEd@samhealth.org.