Youth Mental Health First Aid
More than 20 million Americans experience a mental health challenge in any given year. In the world we live in today especially, it is very important for all of us to recognize behavior change and understand potential signs and symptoms in our loved ones, colleagues or community members. Mental Health First Aid does not teach us to diagnose but how to safely approach and assess situations and refer to appropriate professionals.
Learners are encouraged to participate in every exercise and remain engaged in the learning process. The training is led by two instructors from Ruth & Norman Rales JFS through the Zoom platform. The class REQUIRES a 2 hour self-paced course prior to the scheduled training which will be emailed once registration closes.
The Mental Health First Aid course focuses on recognizing the patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviors and appearance that show there might be a challenge rather than focusing on specific disorder. Participants will learn an action plan that they apply to non-crisis and crisis scenarios.
Learners will receive a link to begin their journey to becoming a Mental Health First Aider. A 2 hour self-paced course is required for each participant two weeks prior to the scheduled class. This will be found on a personal Learning Management System that each learner will have to login to the class and find all learning materials. Self-paced curriculum will need to be submitted at least 72 hours before the scheduled time. A Participant Processing Guide will be provided in hard copy to each learner from your instructor.
Participants will be joining a network of more than 2 million people who have made the commitment to making a difference in the lives of those living with a mental health challenge. #BeTheDifference
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