Adult Mental Health First Aid Class: Friday, May 17, 2019


Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. In this 8-hour course, participants learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, the importance of early intervention and, most importantly, how to help someone experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency.

Training will be from 8:30 am-5:30pm and will have light breakfast & lunch provided.

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Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – it improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.


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


  • Assessing for risk of suicide or harm.
  • Breaking down the bias against people living with mental illnesses, addictions and suicidal thinking.
  • Reaching out to those who suffer in silence, reluctant to seek help.
  • Informing individuals struggling with mental illnesses and addictions that support is available.
  • Providing community resources.
  • Making behavioral health care and treatment accessible to thousands in need.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies


This course will be held at the Oregon State Hospital – Junction City at 29398 Recovery Way, Junction City.

Training will be from 8:30 am-5:30pm and will have light breakfast & lunch provided.

Additional information


Friday, May 17, 2019


Junction City State Hospital, 29398 Recovery Way, Junction City, OR 97448


8:30 am-5:30pm


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