Get Trained Now In Mental Health First Aid - Higher Education
Take part in Mental Health Association in New York State Inc. (MHANYS) Capital Region Project AWARE Community grant. This project provides free training to individuals who work with (or support) transition-aged youth (16-25). MHANYS will train 750 individuals over the next three years across these four counties Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady. These 750 members of the public will train to improve mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education is designed with colleges’ and universities’ unique culture and resources in mind. Training students, faculty, and others in higher education settings how to recognize the symptoms of emerging mental illnesses or to assist young adults in a mental health crisis can help lessen the severity and impact of mental illnesses.
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 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.
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 Community grant is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
This is an 8-hour class and runs from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
This training is designed and available for Higher Education Professionals only.
This class is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
78 Washington Ave
Schenectady, NY 12305