The pandemic year has presented a number of stressors and challenges to nearly every aspect of our daily lives—from business to family and other stressors we did not even anticipate. So much so that our communities have experienced a significant increase in the number of deaths related to suicide and substance use with this past year. Our State has also seen an increase in sales of alcohol and marijuana, but also fire arms.
This Mental Health Month (May), Comprehensive Healthcare is offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training at no charge. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders present in youth.
The eight-hour training equips you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to a person who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, and help connect them to the appropriate care.
|WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
• Employers and Educators
• Police officers
• Hospital staff
• First responders
• Faith leaders
• Community members
• Caring individuals
|WHAT IT COVERS
• Common signs and symptoms of mental illness.
• Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
• How to interact with a person in crisis.
• How to connect the person with help.
• NEW: How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose.
Become empowered and equipped with the tools you need in order to have tough but extremely important conversations with your employees, neighbors, or even family members regarding their mental health. You could just save a life.
To register, contact Jim Pinnell at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23 and let him know that you are interested in attending.