MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR MILITARY MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES?
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health problems and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Mental Health First Aid for Military Members, Veterans, and Their Families is specifically designed for active military, veterans, their families, and people living or working with military who want to help them with a mental health related problem or crisis. The military and veteran population and their families are resilient by nature. However, sometimes service members, veterans, and their families experience difficulty coping with service, deployment, reintegration, and medical conditions. As a community, we can help them.
Mental Health First Aid Matters. Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we'd start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend, co-worker, or stranger might be showing signs of alcoholism.
Mental Health First Aid helps you start conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental health problem or substance use disorder.
inday, October 29, 20 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LVHN - Innovation Center One City Center, 707 Hamilton St. Allentown, PA 18101
king: 706 W. Linden St. Garage (add'l parking & building access info in registration confirmation email)
NASW-PA is D co-sponsor of this workshop. 8 CE$ will be awarded for completion of this course. NASWhas been esignated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing ducation for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapists (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 9.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. Also, CFUs for Human
Resource Professionals, EMS Personnel, Pastors, PA Certification loard, National HealthCareer Association (NHA). Teachers-Act 43 with Superintendent's approval.
Learn more at www.MentalWellnessAwareness.org