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    Mental Health First Aid for the HR Professional

    Date: April 24, 2014, 8:00am – 5:30pm
    Hannibal LaGrange University, Northport Plaza Classroom, 2800 Palmyra Road, Hannibal MO
    $50 Includes class materials and lunch
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    Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training that teaches you how to help persons developing mental illnesses or in a crisis. This program has been approved for 6.50 (HR General) hours recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through HRCI.

    Mental Health First Aid teaches you:
    • Signs of addictions and mental illnesses
    • 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help
    • Impact of mental and substance use disorders
    • Local resources and where to turn for help

    4 Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aider:

    1. Be prepared
    • When a mental health crisis happens, know what to do

    2. You can help
    • People with mental illness often suffer alone

    3. Mental Illnesses are common
    • 1 in 5 adults in any given year

    4. You care
    • Be there for a friend, family member or colleague

    What You Learn:

    Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, even if you have no clinical training, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the

    Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations and where to turn for help. You learn about:
    • Depression And Mood Disorders
    • Trauma
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Anxiety Disorders

    Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals who experience these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

    For more information or to sign up for a class contact either:
    Families and Communities Together (F.A.C.T.)
    573.221.2285 or

    Mark Twain Behavioral Health
    573.221.2120 or

    Sponsoring agencies include F.A.C.T., Mark Twain Behavioral Health, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, and Pike County Memorial Hospital on behalf of the NEMO Regional Health Steering Committee.