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4/8/2022 - Mental Health First Aid Training -Dates Added

Mental Health First Aid Training
for Darien Residents and Darien Community Organizations

Sunday 6/5/22 from 8:30am-5pm (a full 8 hour session)
or
Wed. 6/8  AND Thurs. 6/9  8:30am-1pm both days

EMS Post 53 / 0 Ledge Road Darien, CT

 Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course given over 2 days that helps individuals and communities better understand mental health issues and respond accordingly to others who may be experiencing distress. 

Who should take Mental Health First Aid training?

  • the general public and volunteers;
  • school personnel, nurses and educators;
  • employers, community leaders, business leaders;

About the Program

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Like CPR training helps a non-medical professional assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn’t have clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

 Mental Health First Aiders learn the following:

  • The prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S.
  • The potential warning signs of the most common mental health disorders.
  • A 5 step action plan to assist an individual in crisis.
  • Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

About the Instructor

Dawn Roy, LCSW is in private practice in Fairfield, CT serving the mental health needs of the community.  Ms. Roy has been a MHFA instructor since 2009 providing over 100 MHFA training courses throughout Fairfield County and in other regions of CT. 

Seating is limited to the first 30 registrants

To register contact:

Ali Ramsteck, LCSW at aramsteck@darienct.gov

 

Includes 3-year certification in MHFA, 2 day training, MHFA manual, handouts and certificate.

Sponsored by:   Darien Human Services (203) 656-7494