Most of us know how to react in a first aid type situation–when to put on a band-aid or when to call 911, but do you know how to identify a mental health crisis and get help?
This unique training seminar is incredibly valuable for people in many lines of work (teachers, university staff, religious leaders) and other members of the community to help learn how to identify when someone is in mental distress or developing a mental health problem.
This course is offered by Robert Froug, a therapist at the Aurora Community Health Center and really can help particpants build mental health literacy so they can identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
Research shows that those trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
See all the dates for Mental Health First Aid classes in our All Special Events section.