Mental Health First Aid for Adults - Barton County


This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Listen nonjudgmentally
- Give reassurance and information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Course Format:

- Participants must complete 2-hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date.

-The 6-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training held in person. Participants should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course.

Technology Requirements:
Smart Device to complete pre-work

For ADA accommodations contact: Kyleigh Sullivan at [email protected] or 660-619-1355, 72 hours prior to the start of class.

A minimum of 5 participants required for the class.

Participants should preregister via Cvent or by calling the Barton County Extension office at (417) 682-3579.

Participants must register 2 weeks in advance (1 month is recommended).

Cost: Free

This program is partially supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under sponsored Award #2020-70028-32728.

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