Mental Health First Aid - FIRST RESPONDERS ONLY Date & Time 12/28/2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Categories Upcoming Event False Location Virtual Organizer Jessica Ball Organizer Email firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Deadline 11/13/2020 12:00 PM Available Seats 1 Description TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS TRAINING, YOU MUST BE A FIRST RESPONDER WORKING OR LIVING IN OHIO This class is being offered free for First Responders residing and/or working in Ohio Today, 1 in 5 people experience mental illness and First Responders need to know what to do and what not to do when responding to mental health related calls. Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you actionable skills to deescalate a crisis situation and also to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem. Through generous funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the costs for this impactful training is covered if you are a fire fighter, EMS, Jail staff, police officer, or dispatcher working or living in Ohio. Following 2 hours of PreWork on your own, you apply what you learned working with your peers in a virtual classroom led by 2 certified MHFA Instructors.