Mental Health First Aid/Mental Health Issues for Law Enforcement
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. As a certified Mental Health First Aider, you will know how to implement the Five-Step MHFA Action Plan. Participants in the MHFA courses have demonstrated improved confidence in providing initial help, increased the help that is given and reduced the stigma regarding mental health disorders. These results have fostered the international adoption and adaptation of MHFA.
Mental Health Issues for Law Enforcement is an eight-hour session that expands many of the elements of MHFA and applies them to the recognition and addressing the mental health crisis within the law enforcement community. Topics covered will include discussions of the most common mental health issues that officers deal with and will provide officer with effective intervention strategies to help brother and sister officers in crisis.
Each time this seminar is offered, details such as dates, time, location, registration fees, continuing education units (CEUs) offered and relevant instructor information will be available on the registration form found in the calendar.