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IN PERSON: Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

with Lesley Hersey



Only 2 days left to register!

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The various customized modules include; higher education, elderly, veterans and law enforcement.

The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy – helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.

Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, helps trainees:

  • Reocognize the potential risk factors and warnign signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substand use disorders and self-injry. 
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in cirsis connect with appropriate professional help. Undersand the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities. 
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery. 

For more information contact Lesley Hersey 904-624-2804. 

  • Jun 14th, 2021
    Mon from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Will run

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