Somerset Hills YMCA Offers Mental Health First Aid Training Classes
You may know CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver, but would you know how to help a friend or loved one who is faced with a mental health crisis? At the Y, you have an opportunity to learn.
The Somerset Hills YMCA is offering an interactive 12-hour course on Mental Health First Aid. The course presents an overview of mental illness including depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and substance use disorders. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, build an understanding of their impact, and gain knowledge of common treatments.
During the 12-hour certification course, participants will also learn a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
The cost is $75 and continuing education credits for Human Resource professionals are available.
To register, click on the link provided below to access the appropriate registration form for the course you plan to attend. Complete the form along with a check for $75 and either bring them to the Welcome Center at the Y or mail them to: Sue Visser, Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
Course schedule options are as follows:
July/August 2012 Course
Tuesdays, July 31st, Aug. 7th, 14th & 21st*
Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church
45 Church Street, Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
5:45 pm- 8:45 pm
* Bring a bagged dinner. Water and desserts will be provided
Click here to access the July/August Registration Form
October 2012 Course
Tuesdays, October 16th & 23rd**
Somerset Hills YMCA
140 Mt Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
9:00 am- 4:00 pm
** Lunch will be provided
Click here to access the October Registration Form
The Somerset Hills YMCA is a charitable community service organization, rooted in Christian values and dedicated to helping all people grow in spirit, mind and body. We are guided by our core principles of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
For more information, please visit www.somersethillsymca.org or call 908-766-7898.