Mental Health First Aid Training - Spring 2019

This course will teach you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The course is 8 hours and will be split into two 4-hour sessions.

• People who enroll in local Mental Health First Aid courses learn a 5-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems.

• This training covers common signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use, how to interact with a person in crisis, how to connect that person with help, and how to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose. Trainees also learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and addiction and about available treatments. Upon completion, participants better understanding the impact mental illnesses and addictions have on a person, their family, and communities.

• Mental Health First Aid has strong evidence backing it and is a national best practice training course. Three quantitative and one qualitative studies have shown that the program: 1) improves people’s mental health, 2) increases understanding of mental health issues and treatments, 3) connects more people with care and 4) reduces stigma.

Dates & Locations:
Wednesday, April 24 & Thursday, April 25 at Nate Tatum Community Center (SESSION FULL)
Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, May 4 at Village Learning Place
Wednesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 29 at Village Learning Place (SESSION FULL)

9am-1pm (all sessions)

Cost: Free

Snacks & light refreshments will be provided.

Village Learning Place
2521 Saint Paul St.
Baltimore MD, 21218

Nate Tatum Community Center
2001 Barclay Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
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  • All training sessions are full and have wait-list.

    Please complete this form to be notified of fall workshop sessions. Mosaic will be returning in fall with additional training dates.
  • For more information or if you have questions, please contact Aaron Kaufman at 443-681-7098 or Lauren Snyder at 410-235-2210, x227.

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