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Mental Health First Aid  

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use disorder. It is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool.


You will learn: a 5-step action plan to help others cope with mental health or substance use problems, an action plan to assess a situation, select and implement appropriate interventions, and secure appropriate care, a way to identify risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and addiction, and about available treatments.


After completing the 8-hour course, participants are certified as a Mental Health First Aider for three years. Online re-certification is available. Mental Health First Aid USA is included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Approved Programs and Practices (NREPP). CE Approvals: Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, SHRM, 911 Operators

Instructor: Pace Cooke Emmons, Mental Health First Aid Instructor certified by the National Council on Behavioral Health.


Mental Health First Aid

Thursday & Friday, 3/18/21 and 3/19/21,

BCTC Leestown Campus, Building M, Room 145

Cost:  $150 per person (includes textbook) EARLY BIRD PRICE THROUGH 3/11 - $200 AFTER 3/11

Call 859-246-6666 to register by phone or click "Register" below to sign up online.