Sonoma County Behavioral Health is excited to offer a Mental Health First Aid Training on May 30th and May 31st, 2017 for May is Mental Health Month.
- Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.
- This 8-hour course (broken up over 2 days) uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
- The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
***This is an entry level mental health first aid course and is recommended for community members and para-professionals***
See attached flyer for more information, registration link is provided below:
FYI – the event is listed as 2 separate days, so you will have to get a ticket for each day.
Please email Cruz Lopez if you have any questions.