Adult Mental Health First Aid Courses

Fairview Southdale Hospital is offering a course on providing first aid to adults in a mental health crisis. Enrollment is open to the public.

Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect that person with help. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions such as “What do I do?” and “Where can someone find help?”

Course topics include:

  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance abuse
  • A five-step action plan to help someone experiencing a mental health problem or crisis
  • Available evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources

This course is appropriate for employers, health and human services staff, faith community leaders, public safety staff and volunteers, business leaders or anyone who wants to increase his/her mental health literacy. Enrollment is limited to 25.

Certified instructors who lead the course will follow a national curriculum and teaching standards. Participants will receive a program manual to complement course materials.

The one-day course is offered on two dates, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 and Friday, April 3, 2015,  from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The class is held at Fairview Southdale Hospital, 6401 France Ave. S. Edina, Minn., in the International Room on the lower level.

The course is free, but registration is required.

*Classes are currently full but to register for the next session, please contact Tiffany Utke at 612-706-4566

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