Mental Health First Aid-Minot ND

Apr. 13, 2018

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707

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For questions about this event, contact Samantha Bruers at [email protected].

Training Overview

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The training presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces you to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

Skills Obtained

During the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid Course participants learn:

· The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health needs, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury

· An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities

· A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care

· The professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health need.

Price: This course is valued at $170 per participant by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Thanks to the walkers and supporters of the Minot Out of the Darkness Community Walk, the AFSP ND Chapter can offer this training for $20.

Other Information: 

This Mental Health First Aid training will be facilitated by Ashley Ladbury Hrichena of FirstLink.

Mental Health First Aid has been approved for CEUs for North Dakota social workers, law enforcement, nurses, and EMS professionals.

Lunch will be provided.

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