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Mental Health First Aid Courses Available

 

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that  helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the course (8 hour course locally offered) to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The 8-hour Mental Health First Aid USA course has benefited a variety of audiences and key professions, including: primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public. See how you can get involved — find a Mental Health First Aid course near you or learn how you can become a certified instructor to teach the course in your community.

Upcoming Mental Health First Aid classes in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties in 2018

08 MAR, 2018

Youth-Focused Mental Health First Air @ Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis

3/8/2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis
Registration required

13 March, 2018

Adult-Focused Mental Health First Aid @ Health Professions Education Center, Lincoln City

3/13/2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
3011 NE 28th St., Lincoln City
Registration required
Free

03 April, 2018

Adult-Focused Mental Health First Aid @ Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

4/3/2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis
Registration required
Free

19 April, 2018

Adult-Focused Mental Health First Aid @ Center for Health Education, Newport, Oregon

4/19/2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
740 SW Ninth St, Newport
Registration required
Free

02 May, 2018

Youth-Foucused Mental Health First Aid Course @ Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis

5/2/2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis
Registration required
Free
Teens participating in a support group.

Adult-Focused Mental Health First Aid

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

5/10/2018 8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis
Registration required
Free
To Register for a Mental Health First Aid Course or for more information go to:

https://www.samhealth.org/health-services/all-services/mental-health/mental-health-first-aid

Linn County Mental Health

http://www.co.linn.or.us/health/first-aid/mh-first-aid.php

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