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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training (please forward)
The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia, in partnership with the The Planning Council and the Virginia Department of Health will sponsor the Mental Health First Aid course on July 1, 2014 in Norfolk, VA
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants the skills needed to identify and support those with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It is appropriate for all caregivers and natural helpers. 

MHFA is an 8-hour, highly interactive course that:
·     Provides an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders,
·     Introduces risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, as well as their impact on individuals,
·     Provides an overview of common treatments.
Participants who complete the course certify as “Mental Health First Aiders”; they learn the skills and resources needed to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate care.
To learn more, go to:  http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/
Because of the generous support of the Virginia Department of Health's Division of Injury and Violence Prevention, this training will be offered at no cost; the course is typically valued at $250.  All training materials will be provided; lunch will be "on your own".

Space is limited to 25 participants per training.  Because of the demand for seats, please register only if you are able to attend the full 8 hour course.

Online registration is available at:  http://campussuicidepreventionva.org/eventmentalhealth.php

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