Mental Health First Aid (Virtual CMBH)

Description

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

Mental Health First Aid requires advanced registration. Participants must register 2 weeks in advance. Participants must complete 2-hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date. The 6.5-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training. Participants will join via Zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. 

 Technology Requirements: 

 • Computer with microphone and speakers 

 • HD webcam 

 For ADA accommodations, contact Tina Edholm at [email protected]; (573) 882-5661, 72 hours prior to the start of class. A minimum of 5 participants required for the class to be held. 

Cost: Free

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

This course is in partnership with the Central Missouri Behavioral Health Network. 

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