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Course Description

Free  Mental Health First Aid—PASCEP0900 Course 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour course that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises. Philadelphia is one of the first metropolitan areas in the U.S. to implement MHFA on a large scale. DBHIDS offers the training free of charge for individuals who live, work, or study in the City of Philadelphia.  Once a certified aider, you will be able to recognize behavioral health signs and administer aid until appropriate treatment and supports are received, or until the crisis is resolved.

 A certificate is awarded to successful completers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services 

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Section Title
Mental Health First Aid-Adults
Type
Discussion
Days
W, Th
Time
5:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Feb 20, 2019 to Feb 21, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
8.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. The adult course is available in both English and Spanish. Course participants come from a variety of backgrounds and play various roles in a community including: faith groups, management, community work, non-profit and for profit settings.  Participants who complete the course receive a three (3) year national certification.

Section Title
Mental Health First Aid-Youth
Type
Discussion
Days
W, Th
Time
5:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Mar 20, 2019 to Mar 21, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
8.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $0.00
Section Title
Mental Health First Aid-Higher Education
Type
Discussion
Days
W, Th
Time
5:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Apr 03, 2019 to Apr 04, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
8.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training — which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.