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Posted Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Sometimes, First Aid isn’t a bandage or CPR, it’s YOU

Learn how to help people experiencing a mental health crisis during Mental Health First Aid Training, free 8-hour workshops offered in Montville that teach you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders and to connect a person in crisis to the support they need.

Logo Mental Health First AidTwo sessions are planned: On August 21-22, learn how to help an adult in a mental health crisis. On Sept. 18-19, learn how to help a young person having a mental health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing a 5-step action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address the issue. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone experiencing a crisis.

The workshop to learn to help adults in crisis will be held Aug. 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register by August 18. Download the registration form here: MHFA Adult Training August.

The workshop to learn how to help youth in crisis will be held Sept. 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register by Sept. 11 to attend. Download the registration form here: MHFA Youth Training September.

Montville stigma-free logoAnyone is welcome to take the course: first responders, students, teachers, faith leaders, human resources personnel and other caring citizens. Classes will be held at Montville Senior House, 356 Rote 202, Montville. The class is free. Participants must be at least 18 to attend. To register, email [email protected]  For more information on the classes, visit the Mental Health First Aid site.