Registration is open to the community for a Youth Mental Health First Aid training at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The course will take place from 8am to 4:30pm on July 31.
Mental Health First Aid is an interactive, 8-hour certification course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. The training introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. This Youth Mental Health First Aid course will focus on how to help 12-18 year olds who are experiencing mental health or addiction challenges.
Those who take the 8-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders will learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
The international program is taught locally by certified instructors from Memorial Behavioral Health and is designed for the general public.
To register, visit https://www.memorialbehavioralhealth.org/Professionals/Mental-Health-First-Aid/Register-for-Mental-Health-First-Aid-Training. A registration fee of $18.95 applies to the training and includes all course materials and lunch. Questions can be directed to 217-757-2493 or MBHTraining@mhsil.com. Space is limited.
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. For more information about ALMH, visit ALMH.org.