Registration is Open For Adult Mental Health First Aid Class Saturday, November 2, 2019

Registration is now open for the Adult Mental Health First Aid class scheduled Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The 8-hour class will be held at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare’s Yulee campus at 463142 SR 200.

The ALGEE action plan. Asssess for risk of suicide or harm. Listen non-judgmentally. Give re-assurance and information. Encourage appropriate professional help. Encourage self help and other support strategies.

The Mental Health First Aid program teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. 

Studies have proven the CPR-like program is effective in improving knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others.  

Starting Point staff member Katrina Robinson-Wheeler is certified by the National Council to provide the Mental Health First Aid program. Since Starting Point began offering the program in 2014, more than 2,000 Northeast Florida residents have received the training. The trainings are provided at no charge through funding from Baptist Health and Lutheran Services Florida.

Mental Health First Aid training classes are offered via open community classes or scheduled individually for groups and organizations. For more information or to register for a class, visit mhfanassau.com or call Katrina Robinson-Wheeler at 904.415.9350.    

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