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Older Adult Mental Health First Aid

  • Categories: Class, Foundation Event, Special Event

About This Event

  • Event Type:Multi-Day
  • Max Capacity:20

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults teaches you to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  This training - which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of adults over the age of 65 - gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. 

This free, one-day training covers...

  • A discussion of life changes that occur in older adults
  • A discussion of the specific risk factors faced by older adults, such as chronic health conditions
  • How to discern the difference between talking about death and suicidal ideation
  • A breakdown of psychosis, dementia, and delirium
  • How to communicate effectively with those who need help while using respectful language
  • How to combat the stigma around substance-related problems in the older adult population

Families, caretakers, nursing staff, and employers are encouraged to attend.  Attendees will learn a 5-step Action Plan that guides them through the process of reaching out, offering appropriate support, and connecting others with available resources.

This is a FREE training. Lunch will be provided.  Pre-registration is required.   This training is led by a certified instructor who follows a national curriculum and uses teaching standards while emphasizing hope for recovery. Once this course is completed, attendees will be certified in Mental Health First Aid.

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  • Price: Free
  • Registration Instructions: Registration is required.