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Adult Mental Health First Aid @ OUL
April 21, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Adult Mental Health First Aid
These sessions offered through a Regional Higher Education Grant to enhance lifelong learning.
New in 2023, the Certificates & CEUs Program at Ohio University Lancaster offers lifelong learning opportunities to enhance and expand workforce development initiatives.
About Adult Mental Health First Aid:
The ADULT CURRICULUM is for anyone who interacts with adults, including professionals such as receptionists, church staff, social service agency personnel, library employees, etc.
Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, instructs trainees to:
Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
Use a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the United States and the need for reduced negative attitudes in communities.
Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.