2020 Mental Health First Aid Training

Join Mental Health First Aid Colorado on Saturday, June 6th after the CPS Annual Meeting for their training course: Mental Health First Aid Training.

Where: The Ridgeline Hotel, Estes Park, 101 S Saint Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Registration: $55.00

Schedule: TBA

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you 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.

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT

• Employers
•Police officers
•Hospital staff
•First responders
•Faith leaders
•Community members
•Caring individuals

WHAT IT COVERS

•Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
•Common signs and symptoms of substance use
•How to interact with a person in crisis
•How to connect the person with help
•NEW: How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

•Assess for risk of suicide or harm
•Listen nonjudgmentally
•Give reassurance and information
•Encourage appropriate professional help
•Encourage self-help and other support strategies