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Mental Health First Aid for Grades 7-12
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Oct 24, 2017
School Improvement
Mental Health First Aid is workshop designed to give educators key skills to help a student or colleague who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes. Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, teaches participants to: recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems.
Sertoma Staff
South Cook ISC 4
40.00     Time:   9:00AM to 3:00PM