Why Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.
This training is hosted by Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition.
Who Should Take It
- Police officers
- Hospital staff
- First responders
- Faith leaders
- Community members
- Caring individuals
What It Covers
- Common signs and symptoms of mental illness.
- Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
- How to interact with a person in crisis.
- How to connect the person with help.
- NEW: How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose.
The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Listen nonjudgmentally
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies
- Give reassurance and information
More than 1 million trained!
- On average, there are 123 SUICIDES A DAY. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- From 1999 to 2016, 630,000 people died from DRUG OVERDOSE. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a MENTAL ILLNESS. National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/011922-MHFA
Sarasota County Emergency Operation Center
6050 Porter Way
Seats are limited, so please register today!
The Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition can also sponsor this training at your organization for your employees. For additional information or to schedule this, please contact email@example.com.