Thursday, December 12, 2019

8:15 AM to 4:30 PM PST

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National University, Redding 
760 Cypress Ave #210
Redding, CA 96002

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Marcia Ramstrom 
Lotus Educational Services, INC. 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Training & Certification 

Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

More than 1.5 million people across the United States have been trained in Mental Health First Aid!

Mental health has long been relegated to the shadows. For centuries, mental illness was poorly understood; those affected by it, marginalized and cast out of society. Even in recent years, people have been reluctant to discuss their mental health. Some still are. Increasingly, though, we’re shining the light on mental illness — bringing it out of the shadows and into the open.


Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis:

Assess for risk of suicide or harm

Listen nonjudgmentally

Give reassurance and information

Encourage appropriate professional help

Encourage self-help and other support strategies

NEW SECTION ADDED IN MAY 2018:   The Opioid Response Supplement

The opioid epidemic is now the deadliest drug overdose crisis in U.S. history: every day, more than 115 Americans die from opioid overdoses. If this epidemic remains unchecked, it has the potential to claim 1 million lives by 2020.

Empowering people to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose is vital to saving lives.

Following the surgeon general’s recent call to action for more Americans to carry an opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone, Mental Health First Aid has created a new component to our Adult curriculum that addresses this very need: 

The Opioid Response Supplement teaches all who take Adult Mental Health First Aid how to recognize and respond to risk factors and signs and symptoms of an overdose, as well as how to administer the opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone.

Thursday December 12, 2019

8:15 - 4: 30

Lunch will be on your own from 12:00 - 12:45


FREE!  Sponsored by Shasta County MHSA Funds

Includes 8 hour training, light refreshments, participant manual,

resources and 3-year certificate.