Mental Health First Aid

Fit 50+ Event

Mental Health First Aid

Monday May 20th & Tuesday May 21st

 Time: 1-5pm

Cost: $18.95

Location: Lecture Hall

Marion County Health & Human Services is proud to offer a unique and vital training opportunity for patrons of Center 50+. During Older Americans Month in May, Patrick Brodigan QMHP-C, will be teaching a 7.5-hour Mental Health First Aid class over the course of two days. Monday May 20th & Tuesday May 21st. Time 1-5pm.

Why Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

Improve quality of life and learn how to assist & support older adults who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. MHFA Certification is based on an evidence-based, early intervention training program. Older adults have high rates of late-onset mental health challenges like anxiety and depression and low rates of identification and treatment.

Whether you need to assist or support someone today or years from now, the course & certification will give you the confidence to have conversations that will allow older adults to live as comfortably and independently as possible.

What It Covers:

The unique impacts of mental health & substance use challenges on older adults.

Risk factors & Protective factors specific to older adults.

Applying the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) in scenarios designed to reflect the unique needs & experiences of older adults.

National, regional & community mental health resources for older adults & their caregivers.

Who Should Take MHFA?

Individuals who are a part of, connected to or support older adults & their families.

Pre-registration required by May 13th 2024. Call the Health & Wellness Center to pre-register 503-588-6321.