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Posted on: March 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Mental Health First Aid Training


Sponsored and Funded by: Central Iowa Community Services
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Hardin County Engineer's Office
708 16th St, Eldora, IA
Trainers: Patti Treibel-Leeds and Kathy Johnson

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?
MHFA is a public education program to train individuals to:

  • Recognize the symptoms of common mental illness and substance abuse disorders
  • De-escalate crisis situations safely
  • Initiate timely referral to mental health and substance abuse resources available in the community

MHFA is an 8-hour course under the auspices of the National Council For Behavioral Health and was established by the Mental Health First Aid Act. Each participant will receive a complimentary manual.

Who Should Attend?
Law enforcement, family members, those interacting with the public, teachers, students, emergency personnel, primary care professionals, faith leaders, care managers, and others that wish to understand and respond to mental health and substance abuse issues.

What to Expect?
The training will run from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with a 1/2 hour lunch break. Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided. A complimentary resource manual will be provided to all participants.

Please register by April 25th by returning the attached registration form to Hardin County Community Services, 1201 14th Ave, Eldora or register by phone at 641-939-8167.

MHFA Training Registration Form (PDF)
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