You are more likely to encounter a person in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental disorders are more common than heart disease and cancer combined.
The stigma surrounding mental illness often prevents people from seeking help or even acknowledging that they need help. And if they do want help, they don’t know where to turn. Mental Health First Aid equips the public to help persons with mental illness connect to care.
Ben Gordon Center Offers Mental Health First Aid Training
Thursday, February 27 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Community Outreach Building
2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb
Five Seasons Room $35 per person for training
(You will receive a certificate and CEUs are available.)
You will learn
–The prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S. and the emotional and economic cost.
–The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.
–A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care.
–Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.
–CEUs available: CNE, IAODAPCA, LCSW, LMFT, LCPC, CPDU
TO REGISTER or for more information, please call Michelle at 815-757-3488.