One in five adults suffer from a mental illness. This course will help participants identify the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems. The participant will learn what to do in a mental health crisis, how to help people with mental illness not suffer alone, and guide people where to turn to for help. The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone age 18 and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Discuss the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, and psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self injury.
Discuss the five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to assess the situation to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
Discuss the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the US and the need to reduced stigma in their communities.
Available Continuing Education: 7.5 Hours
DMH-Community Support Specialist
DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
DMH-Mental Health Therapist
MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
Molly Portera, MS, CMHT, CCSS, CIDDT