AUCH Emergency Preparedness Peer Group

Mental Health First Aid - Training Opportunity - No cost for AUCH Members

  • 1.  Mental Health First Aid - Training Opportunity - No cost for AUCH Members

    Posted 01-20-2023 12:34

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenge among adults. Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like, "What do I do?" and, "Where can someone find help?". This course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.<o:p></o:p>


    Participants must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course, and participate in the 6-hour, instructor-led training.<o:p></o:p>


    What this training covers:<o:p></o:p>

    • Common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.<o:p></o:p>

    • How to interact with a person in crisis.<o:p></o:p>

    • How to connect a person with help.<o:p></o:p>

    • Expanded content on trauma, substance use, and self-care.<o:p></o:p>



    Friday March 3, 2023, 9:00am–3:30pm MT<o:p></o:p>






    AUCH Members $0 | Non-members $40<o:p></o:p>


    TARGET AUDIENCE<o:p></o:p>

    Billing, EDs/CEOs, Operations, Finance, Health Center Boards, Medical Directors, Outreach and Enrollment, Pharmacy, Quality Improvement, Medical Assistants and Front Desk Staff<o:p></o:p>



    Emily Bennett, LCSW & Megan Neuf, MPA, MSW<o:p></o:p>

    Tracey Siaperas
    Integrated Care Coordinator/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator