Samaritan Health Services will host an Adult-Focused Mental Health First Aid course on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Newport’s Center for Health Education.
The free, eight-hour training aims to provide participants with the tools to identify signs of a mental health problem or crisis and get help for a person in need.
This course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.
Training will run from 8 am to 5 pm. Registration is required; call 866-243-7747 or email SHSHealthEd@samhealth.org. To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, go to sam-health.org/MentalHealthFirstAid.