Mental Health First Aid: Military Members, Veterans, and their Families

This is an 8 hour training course designed to teach veterans, service members
and their families some basic first aid skills needed to help a person who is
experiencing a mental health and/or addiction problem or crisis. The evidence
behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more
comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy.
Lebanon, NH

Saturday, April 30th, 2016
8:15 am-5:15 pm (lunch is provided)
Location: Alice Peck Day Hospital-Dwinell Room
10 Alice Peck Day Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766

Cost is free but registration is required!

 

Littleton, NH

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
8:30 am-5:00 pm (lunch is included)
Littleton Hospital
H. Taylor Caswell, Jr., Physicians’ Office Building
conference rooms 1 &2, Littleton, NH

Cost is free but registration is required!

Those who successfully complete the course become certified as
Mental Health First Aiders

Those who successfully complete the course become certified as
Mental Health First Aiders

Individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid can help to:
Break down the stigma associated with mental illness
Reach out to those who suffer in silence, reluctant to seek help
Let veterans, service members and their families know that support is available in their community
Provide community resource information
Make mental healthcare and treatment accessible to thousands in need

Key components of Mental Health First Aid for Veterans include:
A discussion of military culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health
A discussion of the specific risk factors faced by many veterans, service members and their families
such as trauma, both mental and physical, stress, separation, etc.
Applying the ALGEE action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for veterans, service
members and their families
A review of common mental health resources for veterans, service members and their families

To Register, contact Kim at 603-568-5780 or ksomarriba@naminh.org

– SEATING IS LIMITED, Registration is required.

Mental Health First Aid Training is being provided by NAMI NH as an initiative of the
NH Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with NH CarePath

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