Mental Health First Aid Training – January 2017
December 13, 2016
The PAL Coalition, an initiative of Family & Children’s Place, is offering a mental health training for adults. The all-day course, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, will increase your understanding of mental health issues and treatments, connect more people with care, and reduce stigma – helpful information given that many people with mental disorders delay seeking help, but are more open to getting help when suggested by someone they trust.
You will learn the signs and symptoms of different types of mental illnesses, how they can affect a person’s daily life and how you can help when someone is experiencing these challenges. This is important because members of the public are more likely to have contact with someone in a mental health crisis, such as being suicidal, and want to know how to respond.