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May Mental Health Trainings

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Looking for a way to get involved? Consider signing up for a free in-person or virtual training offered by the Mental Health Awareness and Training (MHAT) Program.




Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 8*

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Virtual Via Zoom

Registration is required.  Email sarah.wilczynski@trinity-health.org to register.

*Learners complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in two 2.5-hour, virtual instructor-led training sessions.

 

YMHFA teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among youth. You’ll build skills and confidence you need to support youth in your community.

 

Who should get trained in YMHFA? School staff, parents, caregivers, coaches, first responders, youth group leaders, community members, and anyone who cares about the wellbeing of youth in their community. This course is open to anyone 18 and older and is free for all participants.

 

Course Topics:

o   Common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges

o   How to interact with a young person in crisis

o   How to connect a young person to help

o   Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care, and the impact of social media and bullying.

 

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21*

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Chelsea Hospital, 775 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI 48118, Atrium C

Registration is required and closes May 13 at 5pm.

*Learners complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in 5-hours of instructor-led training sessions.

 

MHFA teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.

 

Who should get trained in MHFA? Caring individuals, faith community leaders, caregivers, employers, parents, and community members. This course is open to anyone 18 and older and is free for all participants.

 

Course Topics:

o   Common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges

o   How to interact with a person in crisis or connect a person with help

o   Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.

 

 

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) – A suicide prevention training

Anyone 14+ can take this free training to learn how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of suicide.

 

Who should get trained in QPR? Anyone aged 14 and up (due to content), including faith communities, health care staff, first responders, school staff, parents, grandparents, caregivers, and community members.  

 

Course Topics:

o   The common causes of suicidal behavior

o   The warning signs of suicide

o   How to get help for someone in crisis and other information on preventing suicide.

 

Learners complete a 1-hour training session.

 

·        Monday, May 13, 6 – 7 pm

Chelsea Wellness Center, 14800 E. Old HS Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118

 

·        Thursday, May 16, 6 – 7 pm

Dexter Wellness Center, 2810 Baker Rd., Dexter, MI 48130

 

·        Or online anytime at qprtraining.com/setup

o   Enter the organization code SJMC

o   Create an account and complete the registration form.

o   Begin training.

 


To learn more about the Mental Health Awareness and Training (MHAT) Program, please click here.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach a trained crisis counselor.



 


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