StarCare to host ‘Mental Health First Aid’ training

StarCare to host ‘Mental Health First Aid’ training

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

WHO: MHFA is for the general public, including clergy, educators, law enforcement, medical staff, school personnel, and anyone who wants to learn how to help someone experiencing a mental health challenge. 

WHAT: Mental Health First Aid is the help offered to a person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder, or a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate help is received or until the crisis resolves.

Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to diagnose or to provide treatment.

WHEN: Adult MHFA Training is on Monday, July 23, 2018 8:30am – 5:30pm. Adult MHFA training is for those who interact with adults.

Youth MHFA training is on Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:30am-5:30pm. Youth MHFA training is for adults who interact with adolescents aged 12-18.

 WHERE: The Star Institute 517 N. Zenith, Lubbock Texas 79403

WHY: Mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use are shockingly common in the United States.  In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year.  The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including StarCare Specialty Health System, to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  Identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.  The Youth MHFA training is for adults who interact with adolescents aged 12-18.For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

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