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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Join the movement! Take a course. Save a Life.

Strengthen your community! Because sometimes first aid is not a bandage, CPR, or calling 911. Sometimes first aid is the help you can offer to someone.

Participants that attend a Mental Health First Aid 8 hour course will learn:

  • Potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self injury, psychosis, eating disorders, and substance use disorders
  • An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the United States and why we should all work together to reduce stigma on mental health concerns in our communities
  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge needed to: assess situations when people may be experiencing a mental health disorder, how to select and implement appropriate interventions, tools to help an individual in crisis, tips on how to connect with appropriate professional care
  • Evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources that are available to help.

Training Details:

  • Date:  Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: West Mesa Community Center, 5500 Glenrio RD NW; Albuquerque, NM 87105
  • Register Online at: https://mhfa-october2019training-cabq.eventbrite.com
  • Direct Questions to:  NMCAL Program Manager e-mail : [email protected]
  • Provided in Training: Supplemental Materials, 8 BH CEU hours
  • Participants: Open event
  • Plan Ahead: 30 minute lunch food and beverages will NOT be provided

Course is FREE, Sponsored in Entirety by:

  • City of Albuquerque
  • New Mexico Crisis and Access Line
  • New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division
  • New Mexico Department of Health
  • CYFD Communities of Care Pull Together
  • ProtoCall Services, Inc.
  • Albuquerque Public Schools

Cost of training is valued at $100 per person