Session Details
 N20094 - Mental Health First Aid
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
$60   $   CME 
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD). The eight-hour training equips attendees with skills to confidently have conversations about mental health without judgment and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use disorder or experiencing a crisis, as well as guide them to appropriate professional help. The program aims to give individuals from all backgrounds the skills they need to comfortably initiate conversations about mental health, discourage discrimination and stigma, and build community support systems. This program will be customized to the PA audience and will include exercises related to practice-based patient interactions.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

• Recognize the risks and warning signs of mental health disorders
• Use five-step action plan to help individuals experiencing a mental health crisis
• Discuss the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S.

CME Track(s):
PSYC - Psychiatry
SUBA - Substance Abuse