Jan 24 2020

General

Mental Health First Aid Training

From 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Amanda Schulte Beyeler, R.N., of the NERD Health and Wellness Center leads a Mental Health First Aid training along with Lindsey Hall of Mercer Family Resource Center. The class will take place over two Fridays, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 at the Mercer Family Resource Center, 535 W. Yellowstone Highway.

This groundbreaking, eight-hour course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late.

  • People who enroll in local Mental Health First Aid courses learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems. 
  • Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves. 
  • Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – it improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.

There are just a few spots left. Call 307-265-7366 to register and for more information.  

Location

Mercer Family Resource Center, 535 W. Yellowstone Highway.