Mental Health First Aid
GLRC is excited to announce that this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign will focus on the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Initiative. Our campaign will be two-fold — awareness and fundraising.
The first thing you can do to help with the campaign is to share a MHFA #GivingTuesday selfie. All you have to do is complete the attached sign, take a selfie with it and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then share these selfies on our Facebook page. Or share it on your own Facebook page and tag Great Lakes Recovery Centers.
The other way you can help in our MHFA #GivingTuesday campaign would be to donate funds to our initiative. As you may know, the MHFA Initiative helps to offer free MHFA courses across the Upper Peninsula. All donations made on our website through November 28th will be used to fund the MHFA Initiative. Thank you for your interest in MHFA and your support in our #GivingTuesday campaign!
What is Mental Health First Aid?
– Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course that teaches you how to help someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.
– MHFA is an evidence based program through SAMSHA.
– MHFA helps you know how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and addictions.
– MHFA teaches a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement appropriate interventions and secure appropriate care for an individual experiencing a mental health problem.
For more information on Mental Health First Aid visit the website below.
The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
Who should take it?
– Generally, Mental Health First Aid classes offered through this initiative are open to the public.
– Anyone who is part of a community should take Mental Health First Aid.
– Those who might be interested in the course include: teachers, police officers, parents, human resource directors, church workers, direct care workers & friends.
– Anyone who wants to learn more about mental illness and addiction.
Why should you take it?
– To be prepared: CPR/First Aid training prepares you for medical emergencies, MHFA prepares you for mental health emergencies
– Mental illnesses are common: each year, 1 in 5 adults struggle with a mental illness that is significant enough to be diagnosed, but isn’t
– You care: learn how to be there for a friend, family member or colleague
– You can help: people with mental illnesses often suffer alone – reduce the stigma
Law Enforcement Professionals
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, please arrive by 8:15
Room 132 Jacobetti Complex
*If the class you’re interested in is full you can choose the “wait list” option when registering and we will inform you of upcoming classes in your area.
Registration is FREE, however space is limited for each course.