Mental Health First Aid Training
Sponsored by the Morris Plains Municipal Alliance, through a DMHAS (Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services ) grant.
Great for parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, youth group leaders … anyone who works with young people!
Space is limited – reserve your spot for this hybrid event!
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Join the more than 2.6 MILLION First Aiders who have chosen to be the difference in their community.
LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18. You’ll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people who are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.
AFTER THE COURSE, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
• Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, including anxiety,
depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
• Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
• Understand how to interact with a young person in crisis.
• Know how to connect a young person with help.
• Better understand trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.
For more information, visit MHFA.org
Learn how to respond with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE):
Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
Give reassurance and information.
Encourage appropriate professional help.
Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
Delivery Format: Blended learning: 2-hour self-paced online course (in mid-January) and 4.5-hour, in-person, instructor-led class. Class fee fully sponsored by Morris Plains Municipal Alliance. For adults only. May be eligible for CEUs.
Date and Time: Sat. January 21st (snow date 1/28) 9am to 1:30pm (lunch provided)
Morris Plains Community Center
51 Jim Fear Drive
Morris Plains, NJ 07950