Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a crisis related to mental health or substance use.
Lake Regional will be hosting virtual Mental Health First Aid courses that teach participants how to recognize signs of substance abuse and mental illness, including anxiety, depression and disorders involving psychosis. Participants also will learn how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary.
Youth Mental Health First Aid will be 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m Wednesday, April 14. This course is designed for parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens.
Adult Mental Health First Aid will be offered twice: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. This course is designed for employers, police officers, health care workers, first responders, faith leaders and other caring citizens. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
Each course is free. Participants must register two weeks in advance and complete two hours of self-paced training at least three days prior to the course date.