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.
WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
- Police officers
- Hospital staff
- First responders
- Faith leaders
- Community members
- Caring individuals
WHAT IT COVERS
- 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
WHERE WILL THIS BE HELD
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.