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Mental Health First Aid

by Penn State Extension

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care.

When: Tue., May 24, 2022 (12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ET)
Wed., May 25, 2022 (8:45 AM – 12:00 PM ET)

Format: Live Online via Zoom

With the growing need for services and resources to help those living with mental health conditions, as well as substance use and addiction, everyone can play an important role in helping those in crisis. Participants are required to complete a two-hour, self-paced, online class before participating in a six-hour, instructor-led virtual training.

Approximately one week prior to the first webinar, registrants will receive an email with further instruction on how to complete the participant Prework.

Who is this for?

  • Social workers
  • Employers
  • Police officers
  • Hospital staff
  • First responders
  • Faith leaders
  • Community members
  • Caring individuals

What will you learn?

  • How to evaluate the impact of early intervention on mental health challenges
  • How to apply the appropriate steps of the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE)
  • How to choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Mental Health First Aid

The course also requires self-completion of Prework and Postwork Assignments. See the Agenda tab for the course timeline and requirements.

Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar.

Registration Deadline: May 17, 2022 11:59 PM