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Mental Health First Aid: Adult 2-day

Date & Time

Monday, November 14, 2022 and Wednesday, November 16, 2022

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Free. Preregistration required. Registration ends 11/12/2022




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Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized skills-based training that teaches participants (age 18 and up) about mental health and substance-use issues. The interactive training gives participants the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

There are two zoom classes available– Adult and Youth.

The Adult Mental Health First Aid 6.5 hour class is for employers, faith leaders, first responders, hospital staff, community members, and caring individuals who want to learn how to help someone who is dealing with mental health or substance use issues or crisis.

What skills will you get from this training?

  • A deeper understanding of mental health challenges and the factors that can affect people's wellbeing, including your own
  • Practical skills to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges
  • Confidence to step in, reassure, and support someone in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as listening non-judgmentally and communication skills
  • Understanding how culture plays a role in recognizing mental health challenges and encouraging to reach out for help
  • Mastering how to use ALGEE, the 5-step action plan in crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help – professional and self-help resources
  • Creating your own self-care plan

Please note: You need to complete a 2-hour long pre-work prior to the zoom class. The pre-work includes a great slide presentation and videos.

About the instructor:

Danit Erlich, Ph.D. is a community educator and consultant on topics related to communication, wellness, youth & adult mental health, and suicide prevention. Danit taught Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid classes to hundreds of people, including school staff from different districts, faith communities, the general public, employees in various companies, and in nonprofit organizations. In her coaching business, Danit is working with families of teens on improving communication and reducing confrontation using a unique model she created.

If you have questions, please contact Danit at danit@alwaysforward.coach


Zoom Meeting