Did you know anyone can learn simple and effective strategies for responding to mental health crises?
People generally know what to do when someone is hurt or choking or in physical distress. And a lot of us have been trained in first-aid and CPR. But when it comes to mental health crises, we often feel at a loss for ways to help.Mental Health First Aid is a training and advocacy organization that wants to make basic mental health training as common as CPR training. Similar to those Red Cross classes, Mental Health First Aid offers day-long courses for anyone who wants to…
“learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community."
This training is available in Rochester throughout the year. Three sessions happen to be available next week:
Thursday, November 15: 10:30AM to 6:30PM @ Central Library (Downtown), 115 South Ave
Friday, November 16: 8AM to 5PM @ Helio Health Rochester Evaluation Center, 1350 University Ave
Saturday, November 17: 8AM to 5PM @ Victor Farmington Volunteer Ambulance, 1321 E Victor Rd
Pastor Dave is registered for the Thursday session. If you are interested in attending any of the sessions, go to the "Find a Course" page, search for the session you want, and click the "Register" button. NOTE: Each instructor has a slightly different registration process. Follow the registration instructions for the session you're interested in.
The Saturday session is free. The other two are around $75. (Cost seems to vary depending on who is sponsoring the session.) Don't let cost keep you out. If cost is a barrier, we'll find a way to cover your fee. Talk to Pastor Dave.