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Mental Health First Aid

By June 15, 2018 No Comments

MAS-SSF is proud to introduce the Mental Health First Aid Program to the Muslim Community.

Mental Health First Aid training teach us to how to calmly help a person in emotional distress.  We learn how to understand, identify, and address possible mental health issues in a responsible and safe manner.

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program. The 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and to connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

“Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.” Mental Health First Aid USA is operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a Mental Health First Aid workshop, contact us at info@mas-ssf.org or (916) 486-8626.

To view MAS-SSF workshops, please visit:  https://www.mas-ssf.org/workshops/