Mental Health First Aid: A Strategy for Communities
Start Date: August 26, 2014
End Date: August 26, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST
Behavioral health agencies play a critical role in supporting the mental health and substance use treatment needs of their local communities, yet this role is often unknown beyond those directly served by agencies. The Mental Health First Aid program’s primary goal is to train people with actionable steps to help others who may be experiencing a mental health concern or in crisis.
Just as CPR helps people assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps people assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. Mental Health First Aid participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and substance use concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
As a public program, offering Mental Health First Aid has the potential to raise agencies’ visibility across community members and other organizations. On this webinar, attendees will hear how three organizations have sought and strengthened local partnerships, garnered funding, and increased their prominence in the community through their marketing and delivery of Mental Health First Aid. Leadership from organizations who offer Mental Health First Aid or who are interested in building a public education program can learn from the successful strategies discussed.
To join this webinar on August 26, click this link: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/mhfirstaid/
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