FREE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CLASSES!
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has openings for Mental Health First Aid Classes
- Friday, May 10th 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Friday, June 14th 8:00am – 5:00pm
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Mental Health First Aid program teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community. Appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Mental Health First Aid USA is a course that teaches participants how to interact with and connect a person to the appropriate care. The training uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance use disorders.
When you take a course, you 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
- Reaction to a traumatic event
The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.To register call NAMI Eastside at 425-885-6264
Courses are held in the Garibaldi Room at the Together Center — in the same complex as the NAMI Eastside Office.
Together Center, 16225 NE 87th St, Redmond, WA 98052