Mental Health First Aid (1 of 2)

TIME: Saturday, January 28th, 11:00-3:00pm
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

One in five New Yorkers experience a mental health disorder in any given year. Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. These two 4-hour courses use role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This class is ideal for teachers, community members, and other laypeople who want to play a stronger role in helping their communities address unmet mental health need. 

There is a minimum of 15 and maximum of 30 participants, so please RSVP ahead of time. Participants are required to attend both Saturday sessions. 

For more information please visit DOHMH's Thrive NYC

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