Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.
On average, there are 123 suicides a day. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
From 1999 to 2016, 630,000 people died from drug overdose. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S adults live with a mental illness. National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug use and Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ServicesAdministration
Who Should Take It:
What It Covers:
Common signs and symptoms of mental illness.
Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
How to interact with a person in crisis.
How to connect the person with help.
New: How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose.
The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
Give reassurance and information.
Encourage appropriate professional help.
Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
Mental Health First Aid Courses available in Nassau County, NY:
Adult (English / Spanish)
Youth (English / Spanish)
Trainings are Free of Charge
To Schedule a Training Contact:
Nassau County Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services
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