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Youth-Focused Mental Health First Aid

17
Aug

Center for Health Education

  • 8/17/2017 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    740 SW Ninth St, Newport
    Registration required
  • Free
Teens participating in a support group.

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 youth focused 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.

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