Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

This training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

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Upcoming Trainings:

This Spring, Trilogy is bringing two Mental Health First Aid Trainings to Evanston. Trainings are open individuals who reside, or work in Evanston. Participation in the classes is FREE of charge, spaces are limited though, so make sure to register soon. Follow the links below to register for any upcoming classes.

 

*Please note: Check-in and continental breakfast from 8 - 8:30 am, training starts at 8:30 am.

 

 

Upcoming Training: 

In just a few weeks, Trilogy is hosting this special traininng designated for adults who regularly interact with young people . Follow the link below to register.

 

*Please note: Check-in and continental breakfast from 8 - 8:30 am, training starts at 8:30 am.