Mental Health First Aid training focuses on veterans

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 8-hour course learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Center in the Park will host a special MHFA training focused on veterans, families of veterans, those who work with them and those who care for them, primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families, and the general public.

The training will take place on Tuesday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.

To register, go here.