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CBHA Mental Health First Aid Summit
St. Anne's Conference and Event Center
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles , CA 90026
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8:00 AM PST
Category: Events

The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies bring you CA's second Mental Health First Aid Summit!

What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.

Who Should Take Mental Health First Aid Training?
Mental Health First Aid Page Mental Health First Aid is intended for all people and organizations that make up the fabric of a community. The course is presented to chambers of commerce, professional associations, hospitals, nursing homes, rotary clubs, parent organizations, social clubs, and other groups. Professionals who regularly interact with a lot of people (such as police officers, human resource directors, and primary care workers), school and college leadership, faith communities, friends and family of individuals with mental illness or addiction, or anyone interested in learning more about mental illness and addiction should get trained.

Mental Health First Aid Curriculum
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course taught by certified instructors. The training allows for early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and addictions. Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports.

8-Hour Community Course
The National Council will host an 8-hour Mental Health First Aid training on Thursday, February 21st from 8:00am-5:00pm. The course is $25 for CBHA members and $50 for nonmembers (public).


Contact: Director of Programs and Operations Sara Kahoalii at [email protected] for more information.