Adult Mental Health First Aid is an international program proven effective. Peer-reviewed studies published in Australia, where the program originated, show that individuals trained in the program:
- Grow their knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions.
- Can identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addiction.
- Increase their confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress.
- Show increased mental wellness.
Studies also show that the program reduces the social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illnesses.
Lunch from 12 noon-1 p.m. is on your own. The class is sponsored by Region II Human Services and Central Community College-Lexington.
AVOR 9000 CLE17