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Adult Mental Health First Aid Course – Feb 15 & 22 Saturday, February 15

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Adult Mental Health First Aid Course – Feb 15 & 22

  • Date: February 15
  • Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

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THIS IS A 2-PART SERIES THAT RUNS 9:00AM – 1:00pm ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 & 22

Adult Mental Health First Aid Course – English

The Adult Mental Health First Aid is a national skills-based course appropriate for anyone age 18 and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or substance-use issues.

Topics covered include depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders. Learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions), overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use, or a reaction to a traumatic event.

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well. The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.

Participants must attend both sessions in order to become certified. Free of charge.

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