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      August 1, 2019

      Thursday   8:00 AM

      35 N. SAGE AVE.
      Mobile, Alabama 36633

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      Mental Health First Aid for Military Members, Veterans & Families

      Join us for a FREE training in Mental Health First Aid for Military Members, Veterans, and their Families This 8-hour training teaches participants how to assist someone experiencing a mental health problem or crisis, with a special focus on helping military members, veterans, and their families. No prior knowledge or military connection is necessary. 7 CMEs/CEUs are available for health professionals and social workers. Registration is required. The same 8-hour training will be offered on JULY 19, AUG 1, AUG 22, SEPT 25, and OCT 30 at the American Red Cross in Mobile, AL (35 N Sage Ave). All trainings will run from 8AM - 4PM. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mental Health First Aid is a live training program (like CPR) designed to give trainees skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. It has proven effective in improving knowledge, removing fear and misunderstanding, and enabling trainees to offer concrete assistance. Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis: (1) Assess for risk of suicide or harm (2) Listen nonjudgmentally (3) Give reassurance and information (4) Encourage appropriate professional help (5) Encourage self-help and other support strategies. Mental Health First Aid for Military Members, Veterans, and their Families focuses on the unique experiences and needs of the military, veteran, and family population. Key components include: discussion of military culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health; discussion of the specific risk factors faced by many service members and their families, such as trauma (both mental and physical), stress, and separation; applying the ALGEE action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for veterans and families; and review of common mental health resources for veterans and families.

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