Join Us For A Community Conversation On The Link Between Digestive Health & Mental Wellness
How is your gut tied to your mental health? Join Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare for How Your Digestive Health Impacts Your Mental Wellness: A Community Conversation to learn about and discuss the connection between your brain and your gut. The event will be held on July 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Peck Center, 516 South 10th Street in Fernandina Beach. Learn more.
Mental Health First Aid Classes
Provide Tools To Help Others
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has launched the first Mental Health First Aid program in Nassau County, Florida. The non-profit behavioral health agency in Yulee has begun training local residents to improve mental health literacy by helping them identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
Why You Should Learn Mental Health First Aid
The National Council certified two staff members at Starting Point Behavioral Health to provide the Mental Health First Aid program through an instructor certification course. Training classes are offered for first responders, law enforcement officers, educators, health care workers and other members of the public.
Like First Aid or CPR training, the Mental Health First Aid program teaches individuals skills they can use to help someone in a crisis and know how to direct them to professional intervention or care.
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training certification course that teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual. The certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. Thorough evaluations in randomized controlled trials and a quantitative study have proved the CPR-like program effective in improving trainees’ knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others.
Learn more about the national Mental Health First Aid program. Register for a Mental Health First Aid class. See our Gallery of photos and class graduations. Be 1 in a Million Mental Health First Aiders!