Mental Health First Aid

 

Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This class is appropriate for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to learn more about mental health problems. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you will 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.

 

 Want to schedule a training at your organization?

Contact our Programs Team!

Class requests must be made at least 6 weeks before suggested class date, and must be within the below listed communities. Targeted Area List:

Bridgeview – Broadview – Brookfield – Burr Ridge – Clarendon Hills – Countryside – Darien – Downers Grove – Hickory Hills – Hinsdale – Hodgkins – Indian Head Park – Justice – La Grange – La Grange Park – Lyons – McCook – North Riverside – Oak Brook – Riverside – Stickney – Summit – Westchester – Western Springs – Westmont – Willowbrook – Willow Springs

“This class is so vital for as many as people as possible to take to help demystify and de-stigmatize mental health issues.”

– MHFA Participant

 

“This class is a wonderful beginning to understanding how to assist someone with a mental health crisis- and help to end stigma”

– MHFA Participant

 

 

Upcoming Classes

Date/Time Event
12/02/17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult MHFA- 12/2/17- 8AM to 5PM-The Community Wellness Center- La Grange
The Community Wellness Center, La Grange IL
12/16/17
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Adult MHFA- 12/16/17- 8:30AM to 5:30PM- Oakbrook Financial Center
Oakbrook Financial Center, Oakbrook Terrace IL
01/16/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Youth MHFA- 1/16/18- 8AM to 5PM- Community Wellness Center- La Grange
The Community Wellness Center, La Grange IL
02/10/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult MHFA- 2/10/18- 8AM to 5PM-The Community Wellness Center- La Grange
The Community Wellness Center, La Grange IL
03/06/18 - 03/13/18
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adult MHFA- 3/6/18 & 3/13/18- 8AM to 12PM (Both Days)-The Community Wellness Center- La Grange
The Community Wellness Center, La Grange IL
03/15/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Youth MHFA- 3/15/18- 8AM to 5PM- Good Sam Health and Wellness Center
Good Samaritan Hospital- Health and Wellness Center, Downers Grove IL
03/24/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Youth MHFA- 3/24/18- 8AM to 5PM-The Community Wellness Center- La Grange
The Community Wellness Center, La Grange IL
04/18/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult MHFA- 4/18/18- 8AM to 5PM- Good Sam Health and Wellness Center
Good Samaritan Hospital- Health and Wellness Center, Downers Grove IL
05/16/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult MHFA- 5/16/18- 8AM to 5PM- Good Sam Health and Wellness Center (For Good Sam Staff Only)
Good Samaritan Hospital- Health and Wellness Center, Downers Grove IL

 

For outreach inquiries about Mental Health First Aid, please contact Nikki Rashes at rashes@namimetsub.org or call (708) 582-6434 x 107.
For scheduling inquiries or to register for a class, please contact Sara Hynes at s.hynes@namidupage.org or call (630) 752-0066 x 216.

 

For more information on Mental Health First Aid- Click HERE

The classes listed above are free thanks to the generosity of the Community Memorial Foundation and its partners, the Rotary Club of La Grange, Mental Health Association of DuPage County Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation, Illinois Children’s Health Foundation and the Lyons and Proviso Township Mental Health Commissions.

For more information contact:
Sara Hynes – Education & Community Training Director
s.hynes@namidupage.org
630-752-0066  x 216