Porter-Starke Services to host Mental Health First Aid on Friday, March 20, 2015

rot001You may know CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver. You can call 911. But can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis?

It's easy to tell when someone is having a heart attack, is choking, or can't breathe. But what does depression look like? Or anxiety? What would you say to a person you know who says they are thinking about suicide? How can you help in a panic attack?

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. People across the country - in all 50 states and the District of Columbia - are trained in Mental Health First Aid. They know how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and addictions.

This course is delivered by certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructors from Porter-Starke Services who completed a 5-day training and meet certification requirements.

Mental Health First Aid teaches
Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns.
Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance abuse.
A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health concern or in crisis.
Available evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources.

Your Certified Instructors from Porter-Starke Services
Kyle Otten, LAC, Director of Experiential Therapy & Beyond Boundaries
Todd Willis, MA, LMHC, Director of Children's Services

Mental Health First Aid - PORTAGE, IN
Friday, March 20, 2015

Location: Porter-Starke Services, 3176 Lancer Street/Community Room, Portage, IN 46368
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $40 (Includes course materials, 8 CEUs if applicable, and 3-year certification in Mental Health First Aid upon successful completion of class.)
Lunch: not included
Class size: 25 maximum

Register Now

At Porter-Starke Services, we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community through prevention, treatment, education and research. Providing Mental Health First Aid to our community is both a natural and necessary fit with our mission.

When you learn Mental Health First Aid, you become part of the ripple effect that inspires health, balance and hope within our community. Register today!