Mental Health First Aid
Learn How to Handle a Crisis
This training is provided by NAMI Stark County – call 330-455-6264 to register.
Registration closes 10 business days before the training date.
Mental Health First Aid Adult
A person you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone – a friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or crisis and demonstrates how to connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course – first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Take the course, save a life, and strengthen your community.
Wednesday | March 1, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | In-person at StarkMHAR
Wednesday | May 3, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | In-person at StarkMHAR
Wednesday | July 12, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | In-person at StarkMHAR
Wednesday | September 13, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | In-person at StarkMHAR
Wednesday | November 1, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | In-person at StarkMHAR
Mental Health First Aid Youth
Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health, addiction or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Wednesday | February 1, 2023 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Virtual Zoom Class
Wednesday | April 12, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | In-Person at StarkMHAR
Wednesday | August 9, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | In-Person at StarkMHAR
Wednesday | October 11, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | In-Person at StarkMHAR
Mental Health First Aid Course Information
- Course materials included
- Pre-registration is required, register early! Class size is limited
- Video/audio taping of courses is prohibited