VIRTUAL TRAINING: Mental Health First Aid Training – RESCHEDULED
May 20 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour certification course that teaches a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer and self-help care. Participants learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, build understanding of the importance of early intervention and, most importantly, provide support to someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, and then participate in a 5.5-hour, instructor-led video conference.
The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
- Listen nonjudgmentally.
- Give reassurance and information.
- Encourage appropriate professional help.
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
WHO CAN BE A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER?
- Human resource professionals
- Law enforcement/firefighters/EMS personnel
- Other first responders
- Registered Nurses, LPN’s, CNA’s
- Community members/caring citizens
BENEFITS OF BEING A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER
- Defusing crises
- Promoting mental health literacy
- Combating stigma of mental illness
- Enabling early intervention through recognition of signs and symptoms
- Connecting people to care
- Saving a life
The cost for this training is $179 early bird. $199 per person after May 10th.
Registration/payment required by 4:00 pm, Monday, May 10th. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on Monday, May 17th.
For additional information or inquiries, please call (708) 596-2000, ext.3254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:
Angi Leighton, PhD is a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) National Train-the-Trainer for the National Council of Behavioral Health, as well as a Program Quality Evaluator for the program. Angi has extensive experience in the fields of mental health and mental health support services as well as a background in nursing, and education and extensive forensic training, research and psychological assessment. She is also a professional coach with a passion for helping others thrive in their lives by achieving their goals and dreams.
Alexandra Glumac, MS, LCPC, RDDP, SHRM-CP is a Mental Health First Aid Certified Trainer and has worked at South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute for 14 years. She is a dynamic public speaker and corporate trainer, specializing in professional development skills, human resource functions and small business consultation. Alexandra worked for over 20 years in the mental health field in a variety of clinical settings.