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Mental Health First Aid Training | March 29

  • Dates: 29 – 29 Mar, 2019

One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance abuse problems can be difficult to detect. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late.

As CPR training helps those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to help a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-Step Action Plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.

TRAINING
The Community Mental Health Initiative of the Madison Area YMCA is offering a no-fee Mental Health First Aid training. This course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources.

WHEN
Friday, March 29; 8:30AM-4:30PM

WHERE
Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center: Hubbard Conference Room

FEE
FREE and open to the community.

REGISTRATION
Click here to register online by Monday, March 25, 2019 or register in person at the Welcome Center.
    
QUESTIONS
Please contact CMHI Coordinator Katie Koontz.

MORE INFORMATION
Breakfast and lunch will be served.


MADISON AREA YMCA

111 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940
973-822-YMCA (9622)

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