What is Mental Health First Aid?
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 twelve 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?
- Educators/School Administrators
- College/University Leaders
- 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
- Social Workers
- Consumers and Family Members
- Caring Citizens
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.
Overview program for community (free):
April 3, 2013, Mental Health First Aid Saves Lives (1.5 hour program). Click here to register.
Training/Certification 12 hour programs:
February/March 2013 at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Naperville, Illinois. Click here for flyer.
February/March 2013 for Linden Oaks Hospital staff, Naperville Illinois. Click here for flyer.
March 2013, hosted by Collaborative Youth Team, Naperville Illinois. Click here for flyer.
March 2013, Stephen Ministry and Health & Wellness Teams, Lombard, Illinois. Click here for flyer.
March 2013, hosted by Des Plaines Community Foundation & Frisbie Senior Center, Des Plaines, Illinois. Click here for flyer.
March 2013 for Child & Family Connections, Joliet, Illinois. Click here for flyer.
April 2013 at Ben Gordon Center, DeKalb, Illinois. Click here for flyer.
April 2013, hosted by Grundy County Health Department & Behavioral Health Alliance, at Morris, Illinois. Click here for flyer.
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.