Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
South Central Library System

Event Details

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is intended for adults who wish to help people with emerging mental health disorders or experiencing a mental health crisis. The goal of MHFA training is to teach people to recognize signs and symptoms of an emerging mental health disorder or mental health crisis. Participants also learn a 5-step action plan to engage and ultimately guide people to both professional and community resources that can help.

Attendees need to complete a self-paced online overview prior to attending the live online sessions. Information will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the live sessions. Part two of the training is two (2) three-hour live sessions and attendees are expected to attend both sessions. These will not be recorded.

Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors lead Part Two of the training. The 6-hour session takes the knowledge and skills learned in part one and applies them to crisis and non-crisis situations. Through a combination of lectures, activities, scenarios, and videos, participants learn to assess, approach, listen nonjudgmentally, give reassurance/information, encourage appropriate help, and encourage self-help to people showing signs/symptoms of a mental health disorder or mental health crisis.

Participants who complete the class receive a 3-year certification as a Mental Health First Aider.

This program is presented in part by the Department of Public Instruction, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the form of a Professional Learning Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.

Event Type(s): CE - Zoom
Presenter: Dan Muxfeld
Jean Anderson
(608) 246-5613

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