Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based curriculum that is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. This training curriculum has been proven to reduce social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illnesses. It also educates individuals on how to identify and interact with persons experiencing mental distress by training them to identify signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions. The curriculum also increases their knowledge of appropriate referrals and resources as well as increases knowledge of personal mental wellness.
The Catholic Charities Counseling Program has several instructors to provide training for the adult curriculum and the youth curriculum. Contact Ana Martinez (561-345-2009) to learn more about hosting or attending a Mental Health First Aid Training.