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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that  helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid USA course has benefited a variety of audiences and key professions, including: primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public. See how you can get involved — find a 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course near you or learn how you can become a certified instructor to teach the 12-hour course in your community.

october

fri07oct10:00 am11:30 amFamily Support GroupZOOM only event10:00 am - 11:30 am Arizona

thu13oct6:30 pmVirtual EventPeer Support GroupNAMI Connection Recovery Support Group6:30 pm

sun16oct1:00 pm2:30 pmFamily Support GroupZOOM only event1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Arizona

sat22oct10:30 am2:30 pmFamily to Family Education ProgramEducation program for family, friends and significant others of adults with mental health conditions. Four weeks beginning 10/22.10:30 am - 2:30 pm

mon31oct10:00 am11:30 amPlanning for the Future: What Happens When a Caregiver Passes Away10:00 am - 11:30 am

november

fri04nov10:00 am11:30 amFamily Support GroupZOOM only event10:00 am - 11:30 am Arizona

thu10nov6:30 pmVirtual EventPeer Support GroupNAMI Connection Recovery Support Group6:30 pm

sun20nov1:00 pm2:30 pmFamily Support GroupZOOM only event1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Arizona

mon28nov10:00 am11:30 amMental Health Monday November 2022To Be Announced10:00 am - 11:30 am

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