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Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

27 September 2012

Berkeley City College in partnership with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services offered a 2 day, 12 hour comprehensive and interactive course:

Mental Health First Aid Training

Date:         Friday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. 28

Time:         9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health issues and substance use dis-orders. Mental Health First Aid presents an overview of mental health issues and sub-stance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and provides an overview of common treatments. You will be taught a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Thanks to Stephanie Sanders-Badt for bringing the training to our TLC!

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