Get Trained Now in Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults
Take part in the Mental Health Association in New York State Inc. (MHANYS) Capital Region Project AWARE. This project provides free training to individuals who work with (or support) Older Adults over the age of 50 in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, or Schenectady County. MHANYS will train over 830 individuals over the next three years across these four counties. These members of the public will train to improve their mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
Older Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual. The program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. This evidence-based CPR-like program improves trainees’ knowledge of mental disorders, reduces stigma and increases the amount of help provided to others.
Older Adult Mental Health First Aid focuses on the unique experiences and needs of adults over the age of 50 — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
Please note this curriculum is specific and tailored for individuals who work with or support older adults, this is NOT the general training.
SOMETIMES, THE BEST FIRST AID IS YOU. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.
Do Not Miss This Opportunity
MHANYS’ Capital Region Project AWARE is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
**Please note that this is a TWO-day training from 9:45 am to 2:00 pm on May 13th and May 16th. All participants must attend and stay for the entire two days of training to receive their certification.
This class is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
6 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12205