Mental Health First Aid

Sponsored by New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Mental Health First Aid is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.  
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.  
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.   
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery. 

IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

For more information and to register click here

Event Details

March 1, 2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
NHADACA Members – $50.00
Non-Members – $60.00