Mental Health First Aid Workshop

Download as iCal file
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 08:30am - 05:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health First Aid Workshop

 

Islamic Center of Southern California

 

Saturday, March 25 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

"Take a course. Save a life. Strengthen your community."

 

 

 

SUMMARY

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

 

WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN? 

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

  1. Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  2. Listen nonjudgmentally
  3. Give reassurance and information
  4. Encourage appropriate professional help
  5. Encourage self-help and other support strategies

SaveSave

 

Back