A20 - Identify. Understand. Respond. Bringing Mental Health First Aid to YOUR Community
Monday, May 1, 2023
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 404 AB, Level 2, LACC
None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Relias, LLC and National Council for Mental Wellbeing guarantee this educational conference is free from bias.
Are you looking for a way to initiate conversations about mental health and resources in your community? Do you know what is available to build mental health awareness and literacy? Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a skills-based course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use issues. Learn more about the various MHFA programs offered in your area: Adult, Youth and teen Mental Health First Aid, as well as learning opportunities with a community specific focus within the workplace, with veterans, older adults, rural, higher education, law enforcement/corrections, fire EMS, tribal/indigenous communities and more.
Review the history and evolution of the MHFA movement as an evidence-based, fidelity-based community education program and how it has impacted the wellbeing of individuals and communities in the USA and internationally.
Explore the four primary MHFA community education programs (Adult, Youth, teen, Corporate, Community Specific) offered by the National Council and be able to identify which products are most appropriate for the populations you and/or your organization engage.
Identify two best practices to engage with your community, initiate conversations around mental wellbeing and introduce MHFA and its value in multiple environments and populations.