Mental Health First Aid for Adults Training Course
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Mental Health First Aid for Adults Training Course - Earn a Certification and 5 CECH
In response to our nation’s mental health crisis, Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education will bring Mental Health First Aid training to alumni, community members, and students on Monday, April 11, 2022 from 11am-4pm. This groundbreaking skills-based course gives people the tools to identify, understand and respond to someone who might be struggling with a mental health or substance use challenge — and connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary. One in five Americans has a mental illness, and the pandemic has dramatically increased depression and anxiety, but many are reluctant to seek help or don’t know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect. Friends and family members may find it hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not receive care until it is too late.
Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step Action Plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
Presenter: Stephanie Kastely Ph.D., LPC University Counselor II Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CECH: 5 credits
COST: $30.00 Students: $25.00
Attendees must RSVP to obtain the Zoom link - Deadline April 10