Mental Health Awareness Education and Training
We teach women the skills to identify and respond to the signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse.
Mental Health First Aid Matters
Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or, at the very least, call 911. Unfortunately though, too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned a friend and/or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.
Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and by providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use problem.
Why should you take the class?
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse. What you learn:
“The course has provided me with useful resources and made me feel more confident on how to assist in a crisis while professional help arrives.” ~ Angie Rodriguez
How do I get trained?
Our training classes equip women with the skills they will need to reach out and support someone who may be developing a mental health problem, substance use problem, or someone in a crisis.
Know the facts, and take a course to help an adult or young person in need. Learn how to start the conversation.
Please contact us for additional information or register for an upcoming class.
4 Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aider
Be prepared: When a mental health crisis occurs, you’ll know what to do.
Mental illnesses are common: 1 in 5 children – ages 13-18 in any given year.
You can help: People living with mental illnesses often have to go through it alone. You’ll know when and how to step in and offer support.
You care: Be there for a friend, a family member, a colleague, or a complete stranger.