“Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance abuse challenge – if they know what to do and what to say,” said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. “The difference between someone contemplating suicide and one who goes through with the act could be a friend, teacher, coach or parent who knows what to look for and how to engage people in open conversation. Those are the skills learned in Mental Health First Aid.”
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.
Date: Two MONDAYS – September 18 AND 25
from 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
A simple supper will be served at 5:00
Location: First Baptist Church of Manasquan – Fellowship Hall
51 South Street, Manasquan, NJ
Cost: The cost to participants is $35 per person in advance!
Click to Register: https://mentalhealthfirstaidseptemberfbcmanasquan.eventbrite.com
• Participants in a Mental Health First Aid course discuss signs and symptoms
• Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
• Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders.
• A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis.
• Where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources.
• Be prepared—When a mental health crisis happens, know what to do
• You can help—People with mental illnesses often suffer alone
• Mental illnesses are common—1 in 5 adults in any given year
• You care—Be there for a friend, family member, or colleague