Halcyon Neighborhood Association CERT Mental Health First Class in Pictures and Links
Taught by former Halcyon neighbor Susan Snyder and based on a curriculum developed in Australia and updated by the National Council for Behavioral Health, Sunday’s Mental Health First Aid Class was epic – serious, useful, by turns fun and challenging.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Some useful links
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
ALAMEDA COUNTY RESOURCES:
CITY OF BERKELEY
Berkeley Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team: Details are here
Some key information
- Everyday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Phone (510) 981-5900 (Police Non-emergency 24 hrs.) or (510) 981-5254 (Voice message)
If you’d like to contact Susan, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some pictures from the class
Proud graduates frame Susan (in gray and red sweater)
One of many role plays
No mistake – this was an information dense day!
A number of creative teaching tools were used
Much was learned and a good, if challenging and tiring time, was had by all
Most students stayed focused on the instructor at the front of the room….
HNA CERT isoffer Mental Health First Aid, an eight-hour class featuring a five-step action plan to support someone suffering signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis.
* ONE SPOT AVAILABLE (and we could stretch to accommodate a couple) *
IF INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE CONTACT HNACERT@GMAIL.COM TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST
HNA CERT is thrilled to offer Mental Health First Aid, an eight-hour class being taught by former Halcyon resident, CERT leader, and certified mental health professional Susan Snyder.
The class features a five-step action plan to support someone suffering signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis.
For details please see the below link.
The class is eight hours and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, with 30 minutes for a brown bag lunch. We will have drinks and snacks on hand. Space is limited to only ten people, so please rsvp to email@example.com if interested.