Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.
In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
This free training will take place at Hanscom Park United Methodist Church (4444 Frances St. in Omaha) on Saturday, April 27 from 8:45 AM until 5:00 PM (Check in at 8:45 AM; Training begins promptly at 9:00 AM).
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please register by April 20 by clicking on "Tickets."
Lunch and snacks will be provided for all registered attendees.
--Depression and mood disorders
--Substance Use disorders
--Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:
--Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
--Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
--Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
--Reaction to a traumatic event
--The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.
Sponsored by Hanscom Park United Methodist Church (UMC), in partnership with Urban Abbey UMC, the Missouri River District of the UMC, and Region Six.