Mental health and substance use issues are common. In this training, participants will learn about risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and substance use crises. Participants will also develop skills through a five-step action plan to offer initial help in a mental health crisis, and to connect people to appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Topics include depression, anxiety, suicide, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and alcohol and drug use.

Participants who attend the entire training will receive a certificate of completion.  The National Council for Behavioral Health manages Mental Health First Aid and maintains a list of people who have completed training. In order to receive a certificate of completion, the instructors must register your email address in the secure, online Mental Health First Aid system. Email addresses will not be shared with any other organizations or entities and will not be subscribed to any e-mail lists. Please select 'yes' in the drop-down box on the registration form, asking about whether your email address can be shared only with the National Council for Behavioral Health.

When:

May 19, 2017

Where:

MSU Extension Kent County, 775 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Time:

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Please arrive by 8:15 am so we can start promptly at 8:30 a.m. 

Lunch will be on your own from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Cost:

$25.00 which will include participant manual

Trainer: 

Dr. Katie Reck
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Environmental Studies Family Studies

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Holly Tiret at 616-632-7893 by May 1, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.

Mental Health First Aid Flyer

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Holly Tiret at tiret@anr.msu.edu or 616-632-7893.