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2014-07-16 16:23:52

Innovative Program Offers Proven Techniques to Recognize and Respond to Mental Illness and Addiction WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Behavioral Health today joined Senators Kelly Ayotte (NH) and Mark Begich (AK) and Representatives Lynn Jenkins (KS) and Ron Barber (AZ) for two congressional staff briefings on Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety Officers. The congressional hosts are also the lead co-sponsors of the Mental Health...

2014-06-25 20:22:01

YELLOWKNIFE, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada is proud to announce the launch of Mental Health First Aid Canada's new training course designed for Canada's northern communities. Similar to the basic Mental Health First Aid Canada training course, Mental Health First Aid for Northern Peoples is a three-day training program designed to improve mental health literacy and provide skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental...

2014-06-09 08:29:39

OTTAWA, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to announce that more than 100,000 Canadians have now been trained to carry out Mental Health First Aid. To commemorate this milestone, Her Excellency Sharon Johnston has agreed to be the honorary 100,000(th) Canadian trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). "Mental health is a topic very close to my heart," said Her Excellency. "In order to deepen my understanding of people who suffer from...

2014-05-28 23:02:17

AltaPointe Health Systems wants to train you to spot the signs of a mental health crisis and teach you what to do. AltaPointe's next training session is May 29. Mobile, Ala. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 AltaPointe Health Systems is offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses that can teach you how to spot the signs of someone experiencing a mental health crisis and the steps to take to help. The public is invited to register at AltaPointe.org. "I think everyone should take a...

2014-03-18 23:26:09

The Paramus Stigma Free Zone is offering Mental Health First Aid as a community education program in an effort to share potentially life-saving information with those who live and work in Paramus. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 In an effort to share potentially life-saving information with those who live and work in Paramus, the Paramus Stigma Free Zone is offering Mental Health First Aid as a community education program. Based on the award winning 8-hour certification course,...

2014-03-13 23:22:35

Mental Health First Aid Training - space limited Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Adult and Child Center, to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to...

2013-09-18 23:26:54

Adult and Child to provide national Mental Health First Aid model in Marion County communties. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, has granted Adult and Child Center, a Central Indiana behavioral health provider, funding to provide multiple sessions of Mental Health First Aid training. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental...

2011-03-08 08:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare CEO Linda Rosenberg will speak at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at noon Thursday, March 10, in the National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Rosenberg will discuss the emergence of Mental Health First Aid, a new public-education program that teaches people how to help someone in crisis who is developing signs of mental illness or substance abuse....


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