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February 18, 2021 - 3:10pm -- clary.42@osu.edu

OSUE Brown County will be offering four virtual Mental Health First Aid Trainings (MHFA) over the next several months. Two of these will be Adult MHFA and two will be Youth MHFA. These classes are free thanks to the PROSPER grant that OSUE is a part of. Each course requires a pre-registration, is limited in size, and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each class also requires a 2-hour, self-paced online class prior to the instructor-led training. 

Please see the flier for each date for specific details and the registration link. 

Why Mental Health First Aid? 

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This 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.

Why Youth Mental Health First Aid? 

Youth Mental Health First Aid has been adapted to be taught virtually. The training teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6.5-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

What each course covers:

Each course is designed to cover details and topics for the age group. Both will cover common signs and symptoms of mental illness, common signs and symptoms of substance use, how to interact with someone in crisis, how to connect the person with help. The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan. See the fliers for additional details. 

Dates and How to Register:

Click on the date to open a flyer with details and the registration link.

March 23: YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

April 20: ADULT Mental Health First Aid

May 12: YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

July 12: ADULT Mental Health First Aid