MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour evidenced-based course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.
Mental Health First Aid allows for early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do?” and “Where can someone find help?” Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.
Wellnet Network partners with the Mental Health First Aid USA to bring this course to the community.
There are more than 6,000 Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors trained across the country with some 2,000 of them house in middle and high school settings.
To Schedule Workshops/Courses
For a free consultation or to develop customized workshops/courses for you or your organization, call:
Call Max Banilivy, Ph.D. at 631.920.8039 max.banilivy@WellLifeNetwork.org