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Mental Health First Aid: 8 Hour Certification Course


Adult Mental Health First Aid
For older adults and those dealing with later life issues

Mental Health First Aid is an education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8 hour course uses role playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. Includes training on Opioid overdose.


WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2020

WHERE: Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave, Albany, NY 12203

TIME: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

COST: $30 payable to Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

To register please complete the registration form and return to safeenv@rcda.org​​​​​​​

Questions? 518-453-6635

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Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers to questions like, “What do I do? And, “Where can someone find help?” All trainees receive a program manual to complement course work.