The Mineral County Mental Health Advisory Council has received a grant to conduct a seminar on MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING for the general public and professional counselors.
The instructor is Karl Rosston, Montana’s Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer and Suicide Prevention Coordinator.
It is well accepted that mental health first aid skills can be applied anytime, anywhere, and to anyone in distress, be it a brother officer exhibiting symptoms of PTSD, an unemployed friend displaying signs of severe depression, or a teenage family member presenting evidence of self-injury.
This training will provide “tools” for the first person on the scene (including family, friends, professional responders, bystanders, etc.) to respond in a mental health crisis, to help de-escalate the situation and provide support. This class is open to all interested individuals.
Continued education credits are available to eligible professionals.
Mental Health First Aid teaches you:
- Signs of addictions and mental illness.
- 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help.
- Impact of mental and substance use disorders.
- Local resources and where to turn for help.
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Superior Ambulance meeting room, 1202 – 5th
Cost: $15.00 for the required workbook. The WSAA grant pays for 30 workbooks. The first 30 to sign up for the training will receive a workbook at no cost.
Please bring a brown bag lunch
Drinks and snacks will be provided by the LAC.