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Mental Health First Aid Workshop (Adults) - Corpus Christi

Mental Health First Aid Workshop (Adults) - Corpus Christi

Event date:
August 15, 2019
8:00 am
through
August 16, 2019
12:00 pm
Location :
Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78404, USA

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One in five Americans has a mental illness or substance use disorder, yet many are reluctant to seek help or simply don’t know where to turn for care. Recognizing mental health and substance use challenges can be difficult, which is why it’s so important for everyone to understand the warning signs and risk factors. Even when friends and family of someone who may be developing a mental illness recognize that something is amiss, they may not know how to intervene or direct the person to proper treatment. All too often, those in need of mental health services do not get them until it is too late.

Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The eight-hour course introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact and provides an overview of common treatments. Through role-playing and simulations, it demonstrates how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions; provide initial help; and connect people to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.

Mental Health First Aid encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do?” and “Where can someone find help?” Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

Details:
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Del Mar College - Library Room 432 B 

101 Baldwin  
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

This event is free and open to all members of the community, although advanced registration is required on a first-come, first served basis. Parking is available in the parking lot. 

Registration will close on Friday, August 9 or once the event venue has reached its capacity of 35 people.

For more information or questions, please contact Patti Haynes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 512.698.2000 ext. 4.

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