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 themselves.
Studies also show that the program reduces the social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illnesses.
The program is sponsored by Region II Human Services and CCC-Lexington Lunch is on your own from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CODE: AVOR 9000 CLE11