The Dunn County Partnership for Youth, along with Arbor Place, will be hosting a free virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid class. The May class is scheduled for May 18th and 19th from 1-4 pm. The June class is scheduled for June 1st and 2nd from 5-8 pm.
Just as CPR helps people assist an individual having a heart attack, mental health first aid helps people assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis.
In this mental health first aid course, participants will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Topics covered include:
Depression and mood disorders
Substance use disorders
Mental health first aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
The class includes two hours of self-paced learning from your home, and six hours of virtual learning with certified instructors over the two days.
Seats are limited for each class. Registration information can be found here.
Questions can be directed to Sheli Jo Metzger, CSAC, PS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-235-4537 ext. 230.