Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them!
You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — MHFA helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the MHFA course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
WHY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?
One in five 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 a 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.
This is the Adult MHFA. If you are unable to make this date, both the Adult and Youth MHFA courses are offered monthly through Shasta College Community Education
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