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Course Description

Teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Provides the skills needed to provide initial support to an individual who may be developing a mental health or a substance problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course is intended for Employers, Police Officers, Hospital Staff, First Responders, Faith Leaders, Community Members and Caring Individuals. The program is offered in partnership with Linden Oaks Behavioral Health group and is taught by a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Special note: Participants will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course prior to the In-Person Instructor Led class. Registration will close 2-week prior to the start date of the course so it is suggested to register in advance to ensure that you have a seat in the class. There will be no exceptions for late registrations.

Course Outline

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help
  • Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care

Notes

  • Participants will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course prior to the In-Person Instructor Led class.
  • Registration will close 2-week prior to the start date of the course so it is suggested to register in advance to ensure that you have a seat in the class. There will be no exceptions for late registrations.
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