Mental Health America Quad Counties


Identify. Understand. Respond.

 
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.

 

YOU COULD BE THE HELP SOMEONE NEEDS!
GET TRAINED AND GET THE SKILLS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.


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WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID MATTERS.

Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of a substance use disorder.

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

2020 COMMUNITY TRAINING AVAILABLE

For more information about becoming a host training location or participating in area community Mental Health First Aid training, complete the online form.
  

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207 E. Center St. 
Itasca, Illinois 60143
t. 630-634-2804
f. 877-809-7119
drdarryljenkins@gmail.com