Mental Health First Aid Training

Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.

Mental Health First Aid teaches skills that enable participants to:

      • Promote mental health literacy
      • Combat stigma of mental illness
      • Enable early intervention through recognition of signs and symptoms
      • Connect people to care
The course teaches participants how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
      • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
      • Listen non-judgmentally
      • Give reassurance and information
      • Encourage appropriate professional help
      • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Studies also show that the program reduces the social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illnesses.

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The Southeast Alaska AHEC provides Mental Health First Aid certificate-training to organizations and health care facilities throughout the region.

Upcoming Trainings: Petersburg Medical Center - June 18, 2019

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Alaska AHEC can teach this program to students age 16 - 18  with signed parental/guardian permission.

Recent High School Trainings: Juneau School District and Ketchikan High School in partnership with the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.