Mental Health First Aid- Free Training

Join a growing number of individuals (over 300,000 people nationally so far) who have been certified in Adult-Mental Health First Aid! Space is still available in the upcoming, local Mental Health First Aid course sponsored by Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, Office of Diversity and Equity and CareIndeed, Inc.

When: Saturday July 18th and July 25th, 2015
12:00 pm- 4:30 pm (Lunch Provided)

Where: Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063

Register by July 10th, 2015 to secure your space!

What you’ll learn in this 8-hour certification training: Participants will learn to recognize signs of mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use disorders and how to help someone in distress. Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

See the flyer for additional information and an application.