Talent Development

Mental Health First Aid (TD2423)

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NOTE: Snow Make-Up Date: April 19, 2019

This workshop is an all day workshop with a 1 hour break for lunch. Lunch will not be provided.

Description:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches faculty and staff basic information and skills needed to provide support for those with mental illness and substance use disorders.

This workshop will:

  • Provide an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Introduce risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, as well as their impact on individuals
  • Provide an overview of common treatments
  • Teach basic “first aid” skills for supporting others

Participants who complete the course certify as “Mental Health First Aiders”; they learn the skills and resources needed to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate care.

Facilitated by: Brandy Haden, Behavioral Health and Wellness Coordinator, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board, Erin Botkin, Prevention Services Coordinator, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board

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