Bridges... A Community Support System, Inc. offers an internationally recognized training in Mental Health First Aid—an 8-hour certification course to help people in the workplace, at school or in the community better understand mental illness and recognize the signs and symptoms and assist someone who may be developing mental health problem or psychiatric emergency, until professional or other help can me engaged.
Who should take Mental Health First Aid Training?
Everyone can benefit from Mental Health First Aid Training. Whether you are in a job that involves public contact, or just want to be informed and able to help a family member, friend, neighbor or colleague, Mental Health First Aid Training offers information and techniques to effectively respond when the need arises. Classes have included people from all walks of life and professions, including:
Primary care professionals
Elder care providers
Human resource professionals
School personnel, nurses and educators
First-responders, fire, police and corrections officers
Public transportation providers
Mental health authorities
Public officials, policymakers, volunteers..
Retail, food and beverage services staff
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course 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. Similar to CPR training, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn't have clinical training recognize symptoms, assess a situation and assist someone in need, until professional help is available.
If you are a LMSW, LCSW, LPC or LMFT completing this course you will earn 8 CEU's.