Friday March 20, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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Shasta College Downtown Redding, Room 8220 
1400 Market St.
Redding, CA 96001

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Marcia Ramstrom 

MHFA Trainer

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

8 Hour Community Training 

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis.  You can help them!

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — MHFA helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the MHFA course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

One in five Americans has a mental illness and many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. The symptoms of mental illness can be difficult to detect — even when friends and family of someone who appears to be developing a mental illness can tell that something is amiss, they may not know how to intervene or direct the person to proper treatment – which means that all too often, those in need of mental health services do not get them until it is too late. 

This is the Adult MHFA.  If you are unable to make this date, both the Adult and Youth MHFA courses are offered monthly through Shasta College Community Education.  

Click here to visit Shasta College Community Ed Website. 

FREE!  Thanks to our generous sponsor.  AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (AFSP)  is sponsoring this one day training. 

 Training is valued at $99/ participant.  This day-long training includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon refreshments, MHFA Certificate and Participant Manual. 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not for profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

In support of this mission, the Greater Sacramento Area Chapter of AFSP engages in activities in our communities that aim to educate the public and professionals, provides educational and prevention tools to our schools, hosts events for those coping with suicide loss, and sponsors events like the Out of the Darkness Community Walks that raise the level of dialogue about suicide in our area.

What we know from research is that 90% of people who die by suicide have a potentially treatable mental disorder at the time of their death—a disorder that often has gone unrecognized and untreated.

 Take this course and learn how you can help!  



Register Now!                                    Registration limited to the first 30 people to register.