Adult Mental Health First Aid (for Military, Veterans, Family Members)
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About the Event
The course module is designed for active military, veterans, and their family members.
While military service often fosters resilience in individuals and families, some service members may experience mental health or substance use challenges. Thirty percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment – approximately 730,000 men and women, with many experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression. Sadly, less than 50 percent of returning veterans in need receive any mental health treatment. The Veterans Administration reports that approximately 22 veterans die by suicide every day.
Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. In addition to the impact of military service on the veteran, each has a circle
of family (significant other, children, parents, siblings, etc.) and friends who are also impacted by their military service.
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?
Mental Health First Aid USA is a live training program — like regular First Aid or CPR — designed to give people the
skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course
uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of specific
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs
and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis. Participants will earn a Three year Certification as a Mental Health First Aider, take home a 220page manual at the end of the course.
This MHFA-MV training is being offered for FREE (a $170 per person Value) through a new SAMHSA Grant award for Mental Healtlh Awareness Training of Military and First Responders and Thier Families. Montogomery County ADAMHS is Honored to provide this training in partnership with the Dayton VA to all of our service community!
This training will be a regular training offering now through the Montgomery County ADAMHS Training Division onsite at our location and at your location upon request! Please join us!