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

Lunch is included in any full day (8 hour) training!

Date/Time Event
10/01/18
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Youth MHFA- (FOR TEACHERS/ SCHOOL STAFF ONLY) 10/1/2018- 7:30AM to 4PM - West 40 - Hillside
West 40, Hillside
10/08/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult MHFA- 10/8/18- 8AM to 5PM- Pleasantdale Middle School - Burr Ridge
Pleasantdale Middle School, Burr Ridge IL
10/13/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult MHFA (CLOSED GROUP) must be invited by Armanda Killingham to register - 10/13/18 - 8AM to 5PM - La Grange
The Community Wellness Center, La Grange IL
10/13/18
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Adult MHFA- 10/13/18- 8:30AM to 5:30PM- Christ Church of Oakbrook
Christ Church of Oakbrook, Oakbrook
10/13/18
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
SPANISH Adult MHFA- 10/13/18- 8:30AM to 5:30PM-Christ Church of Oakbrook
Christ Church of Oakbrook, Oakbrook
10/20/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Youth MHFA- 10/20/18 8AM to 5PM- Community Wellness Center - La Grange
The Community Wellness Center, La Grange IL
10/26/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult MHFA- 10/26/18- 8AM to 5PM- St. Michael's Lutheran Church - La Grange Park
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, La Grange Park IL
11/03/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Youth MHFA- 11/3/2018- 8AM to 5PM - St. Michael's Lutheran Church - La Grange Park
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, La Grange Park IL
11/13/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult MHFA- 11/13/18- 8AM to 5PM- Community Wellness Center - La Grange
The Community Wellness Center, La Grange IL
12/11/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Youth MHFA- 12/11/18 8AM to 5PM- Community Wellness Center - La Grange
The Community Wellness Center, La Grange 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