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Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Mental Health First Aide

Learn about the initial help that can be given to a person in a mental health crisis.

Upon successful completion you will earn a Mental Health First Aider certification good for three years.

Topics include: 

  • The prevalence of mental illness in the U.S
  • The associated emotional and economic cost
  • Label the potential warning signs and risk factors
  • Five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis
  • Identify resources available
     
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Mental Health First Aid
This course, approved by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is designed for allied health professionals, educators, civic leaders, and community members to learn about the initial help that can be given to a person in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors) or showing symptoms of mental illness, until appropriate professional or other help (including peer and family support) can be engaged. Review the prevalence of mental illness in the U.S. and the associated emotional and economic cost. Label the potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders. Compose a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care. Identify resources available to help someone with a mental health problem. Upon successful completion, students will earn a Mental Health First Aider certificate. Mental Health First Aid certification must be renewed every three years.
Tuition: $90 (includes $40 in fees)
Sat May 12 9AM-5PM Health Sciences Building XH-460 7045 #9156
Sat Aug 11 9AM-5PM Health Sciences Building XH-460 7056 #0156
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