Mental Health First Aid - Adult
Mental Health First Aid-Adult is a eight hour interactive class that helps you assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid-Adult course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. Mental Health First Aid-Adult certification expires every 3 years. The Mental Health First Aid-Adult course has benefited a variety of audiences and key professions, including: primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public.
Audience: nurses, social workers, mental health counselors, law enforcement, first responders, nursing home staff, school administration, teachers, faith communities, employers, chambers of commerce, state policymakers, and mental health advocacy organizations.
When: Wednesday, January 31 8:30-5:00
Where: Cedar Rapids Office
Instructor: Dr. Patricia Gilbaugh (Ph.D, LISW, RPT-S, CAS)
Limit to 12 people
Cost $75 and includes lunch and book