Creating connections with many people in your community can be one of the benefits of working for local government. But do you know how you would help someone if they were experiencing a mental health crisis? Are you able to recognize the warning signs when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis?
Discover the answers to those questions, learn about tools you can use, and more during Mental Health First Aid—a workshop for local government employees from cities, counties, school boards, and townships. During this workshop, you'll create partnerships with other community leaders as you discover ways to help with this growing issue.
Mental Health First Aid is a hands-on, eight-hour training that uses role-playing and simulations to help you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Topics covered include:
You will also learn a five-step action plan, ALGEE, that you can use to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis:
—Audience: This workshop is designed for all public employees who frequently work with community members, especially city clerks/administrators, librarians, municipal liquor store employees, and those newer to law enforcement.
—Fee: $15 (includes lunch)
Please note: Seating is very limited—you may register up to three participants from your city/entity.
Presentation Information: This workshop will be presented by Fairview's certified Mental Health First Aid instructors. Improving the health of the communities they serve is the cornerstone of Fairview Health Services non-profit mission. To better understand the needs of those communities, in 2015 Fairview conducted Community Health Needs Assessments for all six Fairview hospitals. Results of these assessments showed that concerns about mental health and well-being topped the list of prioritized community health needs at all six hospitals. Their commitment to the Mental Health First Aid program is one way they are responding to our local communities in response to these concerns.
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This workshop is being done in partnership with Fairview Health Services and the Fairview Foundation.