Mental Health First Aid Workshop

WhenSaturday, September 10, 2016
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WhereArvada UMC
6750 Carr Street
Arvada, CO 80004

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Phone303-421-5135
Emailmarcia@arvadaumc.org
ContactMarcia Canter
On September 10, Arvada United Methodist Church will host a free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) workshop which instructs  how to identify, understand and respond to those who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis.Just as CPR teaches us how to help an individual suffering from certain medical emergencies, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructs us how to identify, understand and respond to those who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis.  The MHFA program helps individuals recognize risk factors and warning signs for a range of behavioral health problems, and teaches a five-step action plan to provide basic, yet appropriate interventions for adult individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

Trained professionals from the Community Reach Center (a community mental health center for more than 60 years) will facilitate the MHFA program. The workshop runs from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will provide critical tools for helping people takes the fear and hesitation out of offering support to someone in an emotional crisis.  The workshop is free and open to members of Arvada United Methodist Church and community members.  Coffee/tea/water and light refreshments will be available during breaks; please bring your own sack lunch for the noon break.  Childcare is available if requested by September 5.    For more information, contact Marcia Canter (marcia@arvadaumc.org).  Class size is limited to 30 participants so register online at http://www.arvadaumc.org/mh-firstaid-class