Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 1:30 PM EDT

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McGregor Foundation

Community Room

14900 Private Drive

Cleveland, OH 44112 

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Carol Metlicka

Administrative Coordinator

216-431-4131 Ext. 4202




Mental Health First Aid for Adult Care Givers 

This training is FREE to people who care for or interact with seniors (Aged 55 and older). Anyone can attend - clinicians, medical staff, housekeeping, food services, office staff, and care givers. Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

The idea behind MHFA is no different than that of traditional first aid: to create an environment where people know how to help someone in emergency situations. But instead of learning how to give CPR or how to treat a broken bone, the 8-hour course teaches people how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and how to provide initial aid before guiding a person toward appropriate professional help.

One in five adults and 10 percent of children in the United States will suffer from a mental health illness this year. Mental disorders are more common than heart disease and cancer combined -- the leading causes of death.

“You’re more likely to see someone having a panic attack than you are to see someone having a heart attack,” says Linda Rosenberg, CEO of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council). Yet most people, she says, don’t know how to react to the former. That’s why in 2008, the National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health joined forces to bring the Australian concept of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to the U.S.

Recovery Resources is proud to have been one of the first providers of Mental Health First Aid Training in Northeastern Ohio.

About the Course:

The Mental Health First Aid program is an interactive session which runs 8 hours. It can be conducted over 2 4 hour days or one 9 hour day (with breaks). Mental Health First Aid training introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.

  • A three-year certification in MHFA is available upon completion of the 2-day course. You must attend both days to obtain the MHFA certification. 
  • Our nationally certified trainers teach a five-step action plan that will help you assess a situation, implement appropriate interventions, and help the person connect with professional care.

PLEASE NOTE THE MHFA COURSE IS SCHEDULED FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS WHICH YOU MUST ATTEND: Wednesday May, 24th from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM AND Thursday, May 25th from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.