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Mental Health First Aid Class

Monday, July 1st, from 8 am-5 pm.

The class will be held at the Ashtabula County Health Department, 12 West Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047

Instructor: Bridget Hoff Sherman, Ashtabula County MHRS Director of Youth and Recovery Services
Co-Instructor: Loretta Buell, MA LPCC-S, OCPSA, Clinical Supervisor at Community Counseling Center

The class is limited to the first 25 participants

Learn how to support your friends, family, and neighbors

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.

You’ll build the skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

After the course, you’ll be able to:

Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
Understand how to interact with a person in crisis.
Know how to connect a person with help.
Use self-care tools and techniques.

Learn how to respond with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE):

Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
Listen nonjudgmentally.
Give reassurance and information.
Encourage appropriate professional help.
Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

Join the more than 2.6 MILLION First Aiders who have chosen to be the difference in their community. We are inviting you to join them!