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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety

Friday, April 13, 2018

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour course that teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, and self- help care. Participants learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and, most importantly, teaches individuals how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The course is taught to police, first responders, corrections officers, and other public safety audiences around the country. Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety provides officers with more response options to help them de-escalate incidents and better understand mental illnesses so they can respond to mental health-related calls appropriately without compromising safety.

This session is Berkshire County Police Departments who have taken the One Mind Pledge. Other agencies will be placed on a waitlist and notified of availability two weeks before the training.

The training is free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The training will be held at the Bountifare Restaurant, Adams, MA, on Friday, April 13, 2018

This training is full.