Randolph Health will offer Mental Health First Aid Training for Healthcare Workers. This 8-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.
One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn to for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late.
Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training to assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.
The Mental Health First Aid Training for Healthcare Workers will be broken into two, 4-hour sessions and will take place on Friday, June 16th, from 8 a.m. – Noon and on Friday, June 23rd from, 8 a.m. – Noon. Both sessions will be conducted in the Randolph Health Education Center, 200 A Foust St., Asheboro. You must attend both sessions and stay for the entire session to receive credit. Space is limited and registration is required.