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Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
July 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EDT
Walk-In Policy: Participants must comply with the current COVID19 safety protocols. In order to to be admitted to the training, participants must present a vaaild COVID vaccination record and/or NEGATIVE COVID TEST result of a test administered within the past 48 hours.
- This training provides BASIC training only and may not be appropriate for all professionals. Please review list of suggested participants below.
- Adult Mental Health First Aid uses the same materials as both Veteran Mental Health First Aid or Higher Education Mental Health First Aid, If you have taken one of these training it is not necessary to take one of the other versions. They are very similar.
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited and this training fills quickly!
The last day to register is July 23, 2022
Date: July 29, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Considine Center, 8904 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
The 8-hour Mental Health First Aid USA training course is designed to teach people methods of assisting someone who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health challenge or in a mental health crisis. The course is useful in situations where it becomes apparent to others that someone in their social network is developing a serious mental challenge or it can provide useful information on how to assist someone who has a history of a mental health disorder or longer-term mental health challenge.
TOPICS DISCUSSED: Major Depression Disorder, Non-Suicidal Self Injury, Anxiety Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Suicide Prevention
1. Knowledge of the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders and self injury.
2. A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
3. An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
4. Working knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
Suggested Participants: Stakeholders; Community Members; Providers of Developmental Disability; Substance Abuse and/or Co-Occurring Disorders; Coordinating Agencies; Peer Support Specialists and Peer Mentors; Peer Advocates Parent Support Partners; Family Members and Advocates; Researchers; Staff, Students, and Faculty Members from Colleges and Universities; Juvenile Justice Workforce; Court Professionals; Law Enforcement Professionals; Fire and Rescue Personnel; and School Teachers
Please Note: This training provides BASIC training only and may not be appropriate for all professionals. Please review list of suggested participants above.
Pre-registration is required. Participants are welcome to attend the training as a walk-in (someone that did not pre-register), however, walk-ins will NOT be guaranteed seats or materials. Walk-ins will be asked to wait until the training begins in order to receive training materials and be seated to assure that there is enough room. This training fills quickly and walk-in space is extremely limited, if space is available at all. Plan to pre-register to ensure your attendance.
Photo Consent: By joining us at this event, attendees consent Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority’s Detroit Wayne Connect photographing, videotaping and using your image and likeness.
The last day to pre-register is July 23, 2022
You will receive a confirmation of your registration via e-mail. If you do not, please contact the DWC Helpdesk at
Continuing Education Information
Due to the basic nature of this training, there are no continuing education credits offered for social workers, professional counselors, medical professionals, etc.
If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this training, please notify Trent Sanford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make arrangements at least two weeks before the training date.
For technical assistance, contact our help desk at 313-451-3792.
If you have questions regarding the training, contact Trent Sanford at email@example.com
Walk-In Policy: Participants are welcome to attend the training as a walk-in (someone that did not pre-register), however, walk-ins will NOT be guaranteed seats or materials. Walk-ins will be asked to wait until the training begins in order to receive training materials and be seated to assure that there is enough room. Plan to pre-register to ensure your attendance.