Mental Health First Aid
Small training I did as a team member of Teton County Wyoming Suicide Prevention Task Force
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 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 8-hour course 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.
Click http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/first-aid-approach-tackles-mental-health-stigmas to listen to Adam who was featured on Wyoming Public Radio for a story about Mental Health First Aid