Please Join O&GA for the first Mental Health First Aid 101 Introductory Workshop Thursday, October 3rd at OLLU

This free 2-hour workshop is open to everyone and is an overview course.  The 8-hour certification will take place October 25, 2019.

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis.  Can you help them??

You are more likely to encounter someone – friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or member of the community – in an emotional or mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack.  Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

MHFA is an evidence-based program that is being used internationally. 

  • Identify mental health crises and concerns
  • Provide help, comfort, and support to promote and enhance recovery
  • Preserve life when a person may be a danger to self or others
  • Identify signs & symptoms of common mental health disorders,
  • Build awareness of community resources for mental health
  • Understand stigma associated with mental illness and its effects

ALGEE, the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

Assess for risk of suicide or harm

Listen non-judgmentally

Give reassurance and information

Encourage appropriate professional help

Encourage self-help and other support strategies

LENGTH: 2 hours.

These workshops are underwritten by Kaiser Permanente, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, The Meadows Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Mental Health America of Greater Houston provides the outreach and certified trainers as we help rebuild hope and the well-being of people throughout the region.

Light Snacks and Drinks will be available.  

Hosted by Our Lady of the Lake University