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Adult Mental Health First Aid


Ventura Police Department
1425 Dowell Dr 93003 Ventura United States
1 in 5 people have a mental illness or addiction.
So, what can I do?

Learn Mental Health First Aid! It is a two part, 8 hour certified training to help someone developing a mental health problem or at risk of suicide or harm. This innovative program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do if someone is in crisis?” “How do I approach someone in distress?” “What do I say?” “How can I help?” “Where can someone find help?”

You will learn:
About common mental health and substance use disorders
Warning signs and symptoms of mental health problems
Potential risk factors
Local resources and supports
A five step action plan:
• Assess for risk of suicide or harm
• Listen Non-judgmentally
• Give reassurance and information
• Encourage appropriate professional help
• Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Hosted by the Ventura Police Department
July 19th & 20th 2016 (two sessions) from 5:30 to 9:30 PM
1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura
This FREE training is funded through Ventura County Behavioral Health
Reservations are required, please email:
Mary Ellen Collins, Certified Trainer, mecollins@voice4families.com
Learn more at Mentalhealthfirstaid.org

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