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Date(s) - 11/18/17
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Frey 102

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REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/eNb4SgiRvMqRwv253

Stony Brook MSA is teaming up with the MuslimsThrive mental health initiative to host a Mental Health First Aid Certification Course! ALL are welcome!!

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour certification course and public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course which uses workshop-style simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect afflicted individuals to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches about the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, and addictions.

MHFA is the initial help given to someone who may be developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar to BLS and CPR, mental health first aid provision is not a substitute for professional help, but may help in stabilizing the person until appropriate professional assistance can be engaged. This one day 8-hour certification course teaches non- mental health professionals how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder. The MHFA certification is valid for a period of three years, and all course fees are fully sponsored by the NYC Dept of Health as part of their “Thrive NYC” mental health initiative.