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Alaska Training Cooperative 

Training for mental health first aid

 

December 1, 2019



Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress, but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress?

The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) is providing a groundbreaking public education program, Mental Health First Aid, that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is an interactive eight-hour course funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority that teaches participants about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and provides an overview of treatment resources and options.

Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help arrives

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Upcoming trainings:

Anchorage, Dec. 17, BP Energy Center, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.aktclms.org/Training/Class/103090

Anchorage, Jan. 7, 2020, BP Energy Center, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.aktclms.org/Training/Class/103091

 
 

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