Free 2018 Trainings listed below. Call 352-596-8000 or 352-631-5534 for more information.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training 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. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual experiencing a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who were trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
February 15, 2018- BayCare Behavioral Health
March 10, 2018- NAMI Hernando
April 26, 2018- NAMI Hernando
May 17, 2018- BayCare Behavioral Health
June 7, 2018- BayCare Behavioral Health
September 6, 2018- NAMI Hernando
October 18, 2018- BayCare Behavioral Health
November 10, 2018- NAMI Hernando