Haymarket Center

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidenced-based public education program that teaches people the key skills needed to help someone with a mental health problem or crisis.

On July 17, 2013 the federal government added Mental Health First Aid to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a searchable database of mental health and substance abuse interventions to help the public find programs and practices that may best meet their needs and learn how to implement them in their communities. All interventions in the registry have been independently assessed and rated for quality of research and readiness for dissemination.

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that can help communities understand mental illnesses, seek timely intervention, and save lives. The core program, delivered to nearly 100,000 people across the country through a network of 2,500+ instructors, has already saved lives and brought hope to many. (National Council for Behavioral Health). 1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness and many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. The symptoms of mental illness can be difficult to detect — even when friends and family of someone who appears to be developing mental illness can tell that something is amiss, they may not know how to intervene or direct the person to proper treatment – which means that all too often, those in need of mental health services do not get them until it is too late. As a society, we largely remain ignorant about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and we ignore our role as responsible community members to help people experiencing these illnesses.

Haymarket Center offers the Mental Health First Aid 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders, The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem of experiencing a crisis.

Haymarket Center offers the Mental Health First Aid 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders, The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem of experiencing a crisis.

Your staff and colleagues may attend this 8-hour course at Haymarket Center located in the West Loop of Chicago. Certified Mental Health First Aid trainers will teach you the 5-step action plan, evidence- supported treatment self-help strategies, and prevalence data.

8 CEU’s, Certificate provided.

The cost of this training is $150.00 per person. Please see the below schedule, you may register on-line below.

MHFA CALENDAR

  • Dates to be Announced
  • Haymarket Center – 120 N Sangamon Street….
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fee (payment on-line, cash or check): $150 payable to Haymarket Center
  • To register: CLICK HERE

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