Similar to 'First Aid' and CPR, 'Mental Health First Aid' teaches you how to help those experiencing mental health problems until professional help is available.
For more information and upcoming training opportunities, please visit the website.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
NAMI Juneau is pleased to encourage members of the Juneau community to take training for Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid is designed to arm the public with skills to help individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis in the workplace or in daily life settings. The training presents an overview of mental health conditions and substance use issues. It also addresses the fear and stigma associated with mental health conditions, introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs. Participants 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.
Why Consider Taking this Training?
Mental health conditions affect one in four Americans in any given year. Because it is so common, it is important to have Mental Health First Aid skills to help someone who is manifesting a mental health crisis. By training you will become an educated member of the public and thus join in NAMI's fight against stigma and effort to increase public awareness about the impact of mental health conditions on individuals and families.
Who is the Training for?
This Mental Health First Aid training is designed for faith communities, including clergy, people who work within faith communities, and congregants of local houses of worship of all faiths. However, we welcome anyone in the community who would like to certify in Mental Health First Aid.
To find out about Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Trainings in Juneau:
Go to the link: https://aktclms.org/ Or call Jill Ramsey at the Trust Training Cooperative at (907) 264-6228 or firstname.lastname@example.org