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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Includes 3-year certification in MHFA, 2 day training, MHFA manual, handouts and certificate.
Sponsored by: Darien Human Services (203) 656-7494