Mental Health First Aid is an evidenced based public education program that teaches people the key skills needed to help someone with a mental health problem or crisis. Mental Health First Aid focuses on the skills that can be used until professional help is obtained. Upon completion of this 8 hour training program, participants receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
Who are Mental Health First Aid Trainers?
The Linden Oaks at Edward team has been provided the privilege of becoming one of the first trained organizations in the Midwest. As trainers of Mental Health First Aid, our goal is to make responding to a mental health crisis as common as utilizing CPR in a cardiac emergency.
Who can be a Mental Health First Aider?
Human Resources Professionals
Members of Faith Communities
Homeless Shelter Staff and Volunteers
Nurses/Physician Assistants/Primary Care Workers
Police/First Responders/Security Personnel
Mental Health Authorities
Substance Abuse Professionals
Consumers and Family Members
Contact hours will be awarded for this educational event.
Edward Hospital and Health Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Illinois Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Where is training offered?
Click on the flyers below for locations. For additional information including registration fees and training times, please contact Barry Groesch, Mental Health First Aid Community Liaison at (630) 527-5481 or visit www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.
Learn more about Mental Health First Aid in this YouTube video series.