Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. This course is a great adjunct to the Psychological First Aid unit taught as part of the basic CERT class.
You can find out about classes in our area by going to mentalhealthfirstaid.org and clicking on Find a Course. As of the date of this post, the next class in our area is scheduled for March 25, 2015, from 9AM to 4:30 PM. More information by emailing Semert.Haile@hhs.sccgov.org