Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
This five day train-the-trainer course will prepare you to become a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid. The 8-hour training sessions you will then be able to teach give participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of public safety personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives, and the communities they serve.
This course covers the following topic areas:
- Defusing crises
- Promoting mental health literacy
- Combating stigma of mental illness
- Enabling early intervention through recognition of signs and symptoms
- Connecting people to care