Mental Health First Aid

Join an upcoming class to become a mental health first aider!

Much like CPR teaches us to respond to a physical health crisis, Mental Health First Aid teaches us to respond to a mental health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of first responders and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives, and the communities they serve.

We have two upcoming trainings that you can attend for this information. This training is prepared for Firefighters, EMS Personnel, and Other first responders. The trainings will be held Wednesday, December 14th, in Argyle, WI and Wednesday, December 21, in Platteville, WI, from 8:00am -4:30pm. Cost to attend is $40 and includes a manual, workbook, and lunch. To read more about the training or register, see the Mental Health First Aid for Fire & EMS flier. Or call the Extension Green County office 608-328-9440 to register.

If you have additional questions, please contact Bridget Mouchon, Health and Well-Being Educator, Extension, Lafayette and Green Counties,

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