Mental Health First Aid - FIRST RESPONDERS ONLY

  • 12/28/2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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  • Virtual
  • Jessica Ball
  • jball@mhankyswoh.org
  • 11/13/2020 12:00 PM
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  • 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.