DHHS continues to spread Mental Health First Aid throughout NC
August 10, 2015 — DHHS is pleased to announce plans to provide another (Adult) Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training, hosted by Cardinal Innovations in Chapel Hill, NC on October 19 – 23, 2015. This will be the seventh DHHS-sponsored instructor training in North Carolina and will continue the commitment to implementing Mental Health First Aid as part of Governor McCrory’s NC Center for Safer Schools and the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services’ Crisis Solutions Initiative.
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming an Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor in North Carolina, please see the attached application on the MH First Aid page for more information