• Adult Mental Health First Aid Training Offerings

    Taking care of each other....

    Mental Health First Aid for ADULTS is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.

    Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Trainings for ADULTS

    • Saturday, May 5th at St. Louise in Bellevue from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
    • Friday, May 25th at NAMI Eastside in Redmond from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

    To register: Please contact our trainer Cathy Callans. Cathy is a member of the Archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry and provides Parish Life-Pastoral Counseling through St. Louise Counseling Services. Cathy can be reached at cathy@stlouise.org

    and....While the article below is so sad, it is worthwhile read in our journey to support the whole child and battle the increasing amount of students dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.

    Mental Health First Aid for YOUTH
    is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

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