Mental Health First Aid™ Training Offered at Connecticut Clearinghouse in Plainville, August 8 & 9, and August 21 & 22
Wheeler’s Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness and Recovery will offer free Mental Health First Aid Training sessions on August 8 & 9, and August 21 & 22, 2017 at Connecticut Clearinghouse, 334 Farmington Avenue, Plainville. The training, open to the public, is made possible with support from Wheeler’s Project AWARE grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Registration and attendance on both days are required.
To register, visit https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/registration.
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Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public knowledge to be able to recognize when someone is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and an action plan to connect the person to helpful resources.
Included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices, studies show that training in Mental Health First Aid builds confidence in helping an individual experiencing a mental health challenge, reduces negative or distancing attitudes towards individuals with mental illnesses, and increases mental health literacy – being able to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Wheeler’s Connecticut Clearinghouse
A cornerstone of the Wheeler’s Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness and Recovery, Connecticut Clearinghouse is the state’s premier library and resource center for information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness and related topics. For additional information on materials available through Connecticut Clearinghouse, contact us at 800.232.4424 or visit www.ctclearinghouse.org.
Wheeler’s Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness & Recovery
Wheeler Clinic’s Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness and Recovery, a program of Wheeler Clinic, is the state’s most comprehensive resource for behavioral health information and a leading provider of professional training and development opportunities, and prevention and health promotion services statewide. The Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness and Recovery administers the Connecticut Tobacco Merchant and Community Education Initiative, with support from DMHAS, to reduce youth tobacco access and use.
Mental Health First Aid USA™ is collaboration between the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with our 2,000 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — the more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. The National Council pioneered Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. and has trained nearly 100,000 individuals to connect youth and adults in need to mental health and addictions care in their communities.