Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Lunch is on your own. For your convenience, we have a refrigerator, microwaves, ice machine, and vending machines available to you in our dining area if you prefer to bring your lunch. Please feel free to use as an alternative to going out for lunch in efforts to save time. We truly appreciate your returning from lunch on time.