Mental Health First Aid

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Cascadia’s trainers are available to teach Mental Health First Aid to the public. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is offered as an interactive 8 hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overview of common treatments. It is taught with two audiences in mind, youth and adults.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid teaches participants to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It is offered as an interactive 8 hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overview of common treatments.

To inquire about a public training please call (503) 238-0769 and ask for the Training Department.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, teaches individuals how to help youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.

NOTE: Youth Mental Health First Aid is NOT specifically designed for parents of youth with mental health challenges. Although parents and families may find the course content useful, the course provides a basic level of information and guidance, rather than more in depth information on navigating the healthcare system, which parents may wish to explore.