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Community Mental Health

Posted on: April 12, 2018

MHFA Dates for 2018

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches people to give “first aid” to those individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder.

Attend these two half day MHFA sessions and leave with a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care.

2018 Class Dates

MHFA (To respond to other adults)

March 1 & March 2

June 8 (full class is one day, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

September 6 & September 7

December 7 (full class is one day, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Youth MHFA (To respond to adolescents ages 12-18)

March 23 & March 24

June 21 & June 22

September 21 (full class is one day, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

December 13 & December 14

12 noon – 4:30 pm (both days)
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor MI
Cost: $20
(money orders, personal and cashier checks made out to
“Washtenaw County CMH” are accepted on site)

This 8 hour training will help participants learn the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems, where to get help, and what type of help has been shown to be most effective.

The mental health problems covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Self-injury

Crisis situations covered include suicidal behaviors, acute reaction after a trauma, panic attack, acute psychotic behavior, and drug overdose.

Who is this training for? - This training is open to all non professional community members with interest, as well as Case Managers, Peer Support Specialists, Therapists, Physicians and Nurses, Educators and School Administrators, Faith Community members, First Responders, Consumers and their families.

Professional Development:  

  • Social Workers - Licensed social workers who provide a valid license number are eligible for 8 social work CEU hours upon completion.
  • Educators - State Continuing Educational Clock Hours (SCECHs) are also available for Youth MHFA only. Please bring a valid PIC number and an additional check for $10 made out to the WISD.

To Register: Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, use one of the options below.

 

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