AOMA Veterans Mental Health First Aid Training
Location: AOMA South Campus; 4701 West Gate Blvd
From: June 15, 2019 at 8:00am to: 5:00pm
Take a class. Save a life. Strengthen your community.
For some members of the military, the battle doesn’t end when they leave the battlefield. Mental Health First Aid for Military Members, Veterans and their Families teaches people how to notice and respond to signs of mental health and addiction challenges with a specific focus on the cultural factors related to military life.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that provides people the basic tools to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can save someone who is having a heart attack.
Why is MHFA important for Veterans?
20 veterans die by SUICIDE EACH DAY.
Nearly 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION, according to a 2014 study.
About 18.5% of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) OR DEPRESSION.
Who should take the MHFA Veterans Module?
Military Service Members, Veterans, Families of Military Service Members or Veterans, and Service Providers of Military Service Member or/and Veterans. The training discusses military culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health. It answers key questions like, "What do I do? and "Where can someone find help?"
What will you learn in MHFA?
Specific risk factors faced by many service members and their families such as mental and physical trauma, stress, separation, etc.
How to break down the stigma associated with substance use disorders and mental illnesses like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and more.
How to reach out to those who suffer in silence, reluctant to seek help.
A 5-step action plan to help someone showing signs of mental illness or experiencing a crisis
Community resource information and support.
Unfortunately, lunch is not provided but we do provide coffee and light snacks throughout the training, as well as an hour lunch break.
We require a minimum of ten registered participants for an MHFA training to occur.
For more information on Mental Health First Aid, if you’d like to host an MHFA training or to request special accommodations, please feel free to contact April Ashley Oviedo at firstname.lastname@example.org.