Someone you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. Take this course, save a life, strengthen your community.
Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau is offering a Mental Health First Aid Training course on Friday, Oct. 28, at LYSB at 59 Lyme St., Old Lyme. The $50 admission charge includes breakfast, lunch, and materials.
More than 680,000 people across the United States have been trained in Mental Health First Aid. This is an eight-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses 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. Anyone can take this course.
Mental Health First Aiders learn to:
- help someone through a panic attack
- engage with someone who may be suicidal
- support a person experiencing psychosis
- help an individual with addictions.
People and groups that should consider taking the Mental Health First Aid course include:
- All people and organizations that make up the fabric of our community
- School personnel, nurses, educators
- Anyone who works the public
- First responders
- Friends and family of individuals with mental health challenges or addiction
- General public
Participants will receive a MHFA Certificate – 8 CEUs available.
Register for the course at www.lysb.org For further information, call 860-434-7208.
This course is sponsored by Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau and the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut