Mental health first aid training to be held in Murray Hill

September 5, 2017 by  

It is estimated that one in five Americans is living with a mental health issue, and during a session that will be held in the Murray Hill area, students will learn what they can to do provide them with support in a crisis.

The Adult Mental Health First Aid course, which is open to anyone who is 18 or over, will provide members of the public with an introduction to mental illness, the warning signs that someone may be experiencing problems, and the steps they can take to support them until the individual can access professional help. The course is set to run for eight hours, and it will use a variety of hands-on methods to teach the material.

The course will cover the risk factors for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and anxiety. Along with all of this, the students will learn about the different professionals and other supports in the community so that they will be able to help someone in crisis connect with those who will be best able to give them the assistance they need. Manuals, handouts and other printed materials for training like this can be supplied by a printing services provider.

October 6 has been selected as the date for this training, which will take place in the Brooklyn Public Library. There is no cost to register, and the Brooklyn Public Library website contains additional information.