Mental Health First Aid
Feb. 17, 2018
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
11155 Robinson Dr
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
For questions about this event, contact Cassandra Linkenmeyer at [email protected].
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid 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 adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem.
When you take a 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, and reaction to a traumatic event.
This is an 8-hour course. The Greater Minnesota Chapter will provide coffee and a light lunch.