Mental Health First Aid

October 13th—October 14th

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    Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you 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.

    When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:

    • Panic attacks
    • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
    • Nonsuicidal self-injury
    • Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
    • Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
    • Reaction to a traumatic event

    The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.

    This course is taught by Yolo County Health professionals. There is no cost, but it would be appreciated if you would register so that we have an idea of attendance numbers.