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One in five American adults lives with a mental illness, and approximately 85% of first responders have experienced symptoms related to mental health issues. Could you recognize the warning signs, and provide first aid, if a colleague, family member, or member of the community is experiencing a mental health crisis?
This fall, the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust is hosting Mental Health First Aid for Fire & EMS—workshops designed specifically to help you understand the unique experiences first responders and their families face. Over the course of two days, you will delve into mental health topics specifically designed for you:
In addition to learning about mental health topics for first responders, you'll gain skills to help members of your community:
After this workshop, you’ll be able to apply the ALGEE action plan:
—Audience: This workshop is designed specifically for firefighters and EMS workers
—Fee: $15 (includes dinner Friday night and a continental breakfast Saturday morning)
This workshop meets the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education's mental health criteria and is eligible for reimbursement.
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 2018 Fairview conducted Community Health Needs Assessments for all eleven 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 eleven 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.