Veteran Mental Health First Aid
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About the Event
Mental Health First Aid for Veterans, Military Members and their Families teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
This 8-hour training 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 appropriate care.
What you learn
Key components of the module for military members, veterans and their families include:
- A discussion of military culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health
- A discussion of the specific risk factors faced by many service members and their families such as trauma, both mental and physical, stress, separation, etc.
- Applying the ALGEE action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for service members, their families and those that support them
- A review of common mental health resources for service members, their families and those who support them
Space is limited to 30 participants therefore registration is required. Training is FREE compliments of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County and includes participant workbook and a three-year certificate.
Please arrive on-time and dressed in preparation for temperature fluctuations that may occur in the training room. There will be two fifteen minute breaks offered during the day along with a half an hour for lunch. Lunch will be on your own. Please feel free to bring any items you may require during the training to practice self-care.
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