Program Description 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)  is an internationally acclaimed program developed by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Across twenty-five countries and more than fifteen years, this evidence-based course brings mental health awareness to everyday people. NAMI Metro Suburban is able to teach the following course variations :  

 

Adult – participants over the age of 18 who will learn how to assist a fellow adult struggling with a mental health challenge 

  • Fire / EMS 
  • Higher Education 
  • Military & Veterans 
  • Older Adults 
  • Public Safety 

Youth – participants over the age of 18 who will learn how to assist a youth aged 12 – 18 who is struggling with a mental health challenge 

Teen – participants between 15 – 18 years old who will learn how to assist fellow teenage peers who are struggling with a mental health challenge 

What You Will Learn?

By the end of the course, you will be able to identify symptoms of a mental health challenge, understand common mental illnesses within the United States, use the ALGEE action plan to navigate conversations with someone who is struggling, and more. 

The course will be delivered by a certified instructor, and learning will comprise of group discussions, scenario-based activities, shared lived experiences, PowerPoint presentation and videos. 

Upon completion, participants will receive their certificate digitally. Additionally, participants can earn 6.5 to 7.5 credits of professional development hours (CEUs or CPDUs). 

Topics Covered : 

  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Bipolar disorders 
  • Depressive disorders 
  • Eating disorders 
  • Substance use disorders 
  • Recovery and Resilience 
  • Self-help and Professional help 
  • Self-injury and Suicide 

 

What Are People Saying?

“Mental health is a part of everyone’s life, and an emergency can happen to anyone. By becoming first aid certified, I felt that I could take a stand and say, ‘As friends, family members, and citizens, we have a duty to support each other’s well-being, and to be able to respond if there is a problem.”

“I have used the steps of Mental Health First Aid training several times. Seeing someone in a mental health emergency can look a little scary. The training is beneficial because it sets forth a straightforward, easy to remember set of steps that can be useful to stabilize an otherwise scary situation.”

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For more information contact mentalhealthfirstaid@namimetsub.org