February 19, 2021 - Mental Health First Aid Training Available
Mental Health First Aid is a program that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The program gives participants the skills and confidence to provide initial support to those who are experiencing a crisis in their community. WiROSE is supporting both Youth and Mental Health First Aid to better equip adults to help those in their community who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use disorder.
These sessions are available to anyone who lives and works in Wisconsin. Space is limited to to 25 participants.
Adult Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to recognize signs of a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. The program teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Dates for upcoming Adult Mental Health First Aid classes that still have space are:
- April 15
- April 22
- May 13
- May 21
- June 1
- more dates to be added soon!
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 or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. Dates for upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid classes that still have space are:
- April 6
- May 7
- May 19
- May 21
- June 18
For more information and to register for any of these classes, please visit the WiROSE project website at https://wirose.wisc.edu/mental-health-first-aid/