North Dakota EMS Association 

Mental Health First Awareness and Intervention Training


April 21, 2020 5:30-9:30 pm  Jamestown Fire Department ( 209 2nd Ave NW) Jamestown

April 29, 2020  5:00- 9:00 pm Medora Community Center (465 Pacific Ave) Medora



This course has no cost thanks to North Dakota's Center for Rural Health, preregistration is required.

 

Mental Health Awareness and Intervention Training Overview

FirstLink’s Mental Health Awareness training was developed by FirstLink using more than 35 years of crisis intervention experience in combination with the latest research on mental health and suicide.

The awareness portion of the training gives an overview of common mental health conditions, national and regional statistics on suicide as well as suicide risk factors and suicide warning signs.

The intervention portion of the training reviews how to approach a person with a potential mental health condition, assessing for suicide risk and making a safe plan. Finally, the training explores different resources for those dealing with a mental health condition.

The training can be customized depending on the needs of the group.  The training can be between 1-4 hours long. 

Training Objectives

Participants will learn:

·         Prevalence of mental health conditions

·         Common symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

·         Common myths about suicide

·         Risk factors or suicide

·         Factors that protect against suicide risk

·         Warning signs for suicide

·         How to assess a person for suicide risk

·         How to work collaboratively to make a safe plan

·         Resource referral options for those dealing with a mental health condition.

Training Requirements

·         Minimum of 10 participants

·         No Maximum number of participants

·         Space to project a PowerPoint presentation


This course has no cost thanks to North Dakota's Center for Rural Health, preregistration is required.



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