FREE TRAINING: CERTIFY YOURSELF IN MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Lansing, Michigan – The Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Counties has sub-contracted with Kent County Network 180 to receive $70,000 through a grant with the State of Michigan to hold Youth Mental Health First Aid classes. These classes are free and you need no other education. Classes are taking place at 812 E Jolly Road Lansing, Mi 48190 on July 23rd , July 29th , August 2nd , August 4th ,August 12th,August 14th, August 18th, August 26th, august 28th, September 3rd, September 10th, September 18th, September 22nd, September 23rd , and September 30th. .
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human service workers, and caring citizens how to help an adolescent (12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. You will learn common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, potential warning signs and risk factors for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHA), and eating disorders, 5-step Action Plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and you will find resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who, regularly interact with young people but this class is open to all members of the communities in Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton counties. A free lunch is provided.
Class time is from 8:30-5:00 p.m. and continuing education credits are available for teacher, nurses, social workers and substance use providers.
Adult Mental Health First Aid trainings are also available. There are two classes left with openings. September 11 and September 29.
The training is free for those who live/work in Clinton, Ingham, and Eaton Counties. To register contact 517-346-8244 or 517-346-8238. You may also register at www.eventbrite.com. Contact Stacy Smith at 517-449-4850 with any questions.