You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.
Mental Health First Aid and the Older Adults and Those with Later-Life Issues is an 8-hour training offered over the course of two days. The cost is $20.00 and the training is offered in two separate sessions: June 22 and 23, or July 13 and 14. Anyone can take the 8-hour course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens.
This unique training opportunity is offered through The Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Board. Training will include information about emotional issues faced by older adults and will address late onset mental health disorders. The link below provides registration and general information.