Mental Health First Aid Training


May 07, 2022

The event is finished.

There’s a good chance that you have taken a first-aid course. If you have been a teacher or counselor at any level, if you have volunteered with children – as a Sunday school teacher, a Scout leader, a sports coach – then you have probably been certified at some point in First Aid and CPR.
Even if you haven’t learned those life-saving skills yourself, you have no doubt seen characters on tv and in moves performing CPR or resuscitation after dramatic catastrophes in various dramas.  And, at minimum, you know how to clean and bandage a scrape or how to ice and elevate a bruised arm of leg.
But what do you know about First Aid where mental health is concerned? Do you know how to respond when someone appears to be in mental distress? Do you know what resources are available and how to access them? Do you know how to help until the experts are on the scene? Most of us are not cardiologists, but we may know how to perform CPR while we wait for an ambulance to arrive. We are not psychiatrists, but we can learn ways in which to keep someone safe until professional help is available.
Ready to learn? Lakewood Presbyterian Church and Old Stone Church are sponsoring a Mental Health First Aid course!
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2022 – 9:00 -3:30
WHERE: Two hours of online preparation in advance and then 6-6.5 hours at Old Stone Church on Public Square in Downtown Cleveland.
COST: Tuition and parking are funded by a grant from Mental Health First Aid Ohio and by the Mission and Urban Wellness Committee of Old Stone Church.

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