Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911
Sometimes, first aid is YOU!

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health
challenge or crisis. You can help them.
You are more likely to encounter someone, a friend, family member,
student, neighbor, or member of the community in an emotional or
mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour public education
program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and
warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and builds
understanding of the importance of early intervention, teaches
individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental
health challenge.

Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and
simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select
interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to
professional, peer, social and self-help care.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid curriculum is primarily focused on
information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age
youth, ages 12-18.

This program has been developed by the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare
and further information can be found on their website at www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.

Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life,
strengthen your community.

When: Wednesday June 26, 2019
8am – 5pm

Where: St Paul’s Lutheran Church
201 N Ford St
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

Cost: No Cost/Bring your own lunch

Register: Please call 319-297-3221 ask for Kathy Koehn or
email kkoehn@abbehealth.org

Abbe Inc. is an Approved Provider
Iowa Board of Social Work, Number 0096
Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, Number AS97-14
This program has been approved for 8 contact hours through Abbe Center, IBON provider

Mental Health First Aid
Teaches You:

? Teaches risk factors and
warning signs of mental
health challenges common
among adolescents

? 5-step action plan to assess
a situation and help

? Impact of mental and
substance use disorders

? Local resources and where
to turn for help
Who Can Be a Mental
Health First Aider?

? Teachers, school staff

? Coaches

? Youth Group Leaders

? Parents

? Caring Citizens

? Members of Faith
Communities

? Social Workers

? Substance Abuse
Professionals

? Police/First
Responders/Security
Personnel

? Nurses/Physicians
Assistants/Primary Care
Workers

? Volunteers



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