Agency Offers Mental Health First Aid Training to the Community

Recent tragedies have prompted meaningful discussions about mental health issues and how to get care and treatment to those who need it before a situation turns into a crisis.

The stigma surrounding mental illness often prevents people from seeking help or even acknowledging that they need help.  When they do want help, they don’t know where to turn.


Common Ground is working to change that.  We offer Mental Health First Aid, an internationally recognized training program designed to equip lay-people (non-mental health professionals) with tools to recognize and respond to people who may be in a mental health crisis, and connect them to the appropriate care.


Participants will learn how to provide initial help to someone showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors) until appropriate professional help can be engaged.  The training is open to educators, school administrators, human resource professionals, the faith communities, policy makers, primary health care providers, first responders, police and fire personnel, security personnel, family members or caring community residents.


If you would like to host a closed training for your community or agency, please contact Larissa Heap, 248-456-8150 or to obtain information on the courses offered, cost and minimum of participants required.



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