Mental Health First Aid/Youth – Zionsville Indiana
Sep. 22, 2018
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
110 W Oak St
Zionsville, Indiana 46077
For questions about this event, contact Natalie Samuels at [email protected].
Pre-registration is required to attend this workshop: https://afsp.wufoo.com/forms/z1be60l0l4bxdj/
(Disclaimer: this training is for ADULTS who work/volunteer with youth or have youth family members they care about. This training is not for those under the age of 18 yrs).
This training is free and open to anyone in the general community. No background knowledge of mental health is required to attend this training.
What you will learn in Youth Mental Health First Aid:
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.
Depression and mood disorders
Substance Use disorders
Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE):
Assess for risk of suicide or harm
Give reassurance and Information
Encourage appropriate professional help
Encourage self-help and other support strategies
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:
Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
Reaction to a traumatic event
The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.
For more information, please go to: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
For more details about this workshop contact Natalie at [email protected] or 317-865-1674