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:
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.