Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) FY19 - Sponsored

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Funding for this event provided by Providence Valdez Medical Center
Monday, April 1, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 05:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Face-To-Face
Location Name
Prince William Sound College
Address
303 Lowe
City
Valdez
State / Province
AK
Zip / Postal Code
99686
Country
United States
Cost Range
FREE

Host And Instructor

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Host
Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Instructor
Jill Ramey, jill@alaskachd.org

Credits

C.E. Credit for Nursing - Contact Hours: 8.00
The continuing education credits for this event are being co-provided by the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA) and The Alaska Training Cooperative. Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.
Contact Hours: 8.00

Training Overview Description

Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress, but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress?

The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) is providing the community with a groundbreaking public education program Mental Health First Aid that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is an interactive eight-hour course funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority that teaches participants about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and provides an overview of treatment resources and options.

In this training, Mental Health First Aid trainees are taught how to practice and respond appropriately to mental health problems in a variety of situations, such as helping someone through a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, or assisting an individual who has overdosed. Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help arrives.
Not only does this program save lives, but also published research studies indicate this program improves the mental health of those in the program itself by expanding the public's knowledge of mental illness.

For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Event-specific Details

MHFA is an 8-hour certification course. Completion of the course earns a three-year certification. The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help an adult person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include suicide prevention and first aid around anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

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Trauma
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
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All Substance Abuse
All Senior Services
All Public Safety
All Housing
All Health Care
All Education K-12 & Postsecondary faculty, staff, and students
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Developmental Disabilities
All Child Welfare
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Administrative Support Services

Registration Information

Funding for this event provided by Providence Valdez Medical Center

For questions about this training, please contact:

Jill Ramsey, Training Coordinator
Alaska Training Cooperative
jill@alaskachd.org
907-264-6228

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