18. October 2019 - 9:00 till 17:00
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***** Mental Health First Aid - Warm Springs Tribes | 850 SW 4th Street, Suite 201 | Friday, 18. October 2019

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like, “What do I do?” and, “Where can someone find help?”
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses roleplaying and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.
Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
You can visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org to learn more about this evidenced based training program.

COURSE DETAILS Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan (ALGEE) to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis:

People who enroll in local Mental Health First Aid courses learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems.

Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves.

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – it improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.

All trainees receive a program manual to complement the course material. Participants must complete the full training and pass a brief exam to receive a Certificate of Completion.
For more information please contact BestCare Prevention at 541-475-4884 or email: Prevention@bestcaretreatment.org
For more information about BestCare Prevention, just visit our website: https://www.bestcareprevention.com/