Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) FY20

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 8:30am -5:00pm
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 05:00 PM
This class is also being offered on
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 ( Soldotna, Alaska )
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Face-To-Face
Location Name
Soldotna Public Library
Address
235 N Binkley
City
Soldotna
State / Province
Alaska
Zip / Postal Code
99669
Country
United States
Cost Range
$85.00

Host And Instructor

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Host
Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Instructor
Jill Ramsey (907) 264-6228, jill@alaskachd.org

Credits

C.E. Credit for Nursing - Contact Hours: 8.00
This training offers 8 nursing contact hours and is jointly provided by the Alaska Nurses Association and Alaska Training Cooperative. The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury
All Administrative Support Services
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Child Welfare
All Developmental Disabilities
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Housing
All Public Safety
All Senior Services
All Substance Abuse

Registration Information

Please register in advance to participate. This is an 8-hour certification course to be intended in full. MHFA certification is valid for three years.

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