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[Zoom Training] Mental Health First Aid with NAMI of Erie County

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 8:30 AM 12:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020, 8:30 AM 12:30 PM (EST)
  • Zoom


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Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Erie County for virtual Mental Health First Aid Training!

This two-part virtual training opportunity will take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM and on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM via Zoom. 

Mental Health First Aid teaches an individual how to identify, understand, and properly respond to signs of mental illnesses.

In the evidence-based Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where you can turn for help.

Topics Covered:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use disorders

Interventions Learned:

When you take the course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:

  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Nonsuicidal self-injury
  • Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
  • Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
  • Reaction to a traumatic event

Facts about Mental Health First Aid training:

  • Download this PDF with facts about the vision and class >> MHFA Fact Sheet

Agenda for the class:

Session 1, Part 1

  • What is Mental Health First Aid?
  • Mental Health Problems in the USA
  • The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
  • Understanding Depression
  • Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Session 1, Part 2

  • First Aid for Suicidal Behavior
  • What is Non-Suicidal Self-Injury?
  • First Aid for Depression and Anxiety

Session 2, Part 1

  • First Aid for Panic Attacks
  • First Aid for Traumatic Events
  • Understanding Disorders in Which Psychosis May Occur
  • First Aid for Acute Psychosis

Session 2, Part 2

  • Understanding Substance Use Disorders
  • First Aid for Overdose
  • First Aid for Withdrawal
  • Using Mental Health First Aid
  • Exam and Course Evaluation

Please note: Zoom details will be sent prior to the virtual event. 

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