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2022-05-16-FDOH LEE TO HOST AN ADDITIONAL ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

May 16, 2022

FDOH lee to host an additional adult mental health first aid training

 

Lee County, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (FDOH Lee) is pleased to announce that due to the high volume of participants, a second date for our Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training has been added.

 

FDOH Lee will provide Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training at no cost. This training is open to the public, non-profits, and faith-based organizations in Lee County. FDOH Lee will provide training manuals to each participant for this full-day training course. 

 

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Pondella Clinic, 83 Pondella Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

 

TO REGISTER: https://forms.gle/oNvPKgw4UZVRHKWg8

 

Space for this training is limited, and registration is required. There will be small breaks and a lunch break during the day. However, lunch will not be provided.

 

Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches participants how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, offer and provide initial help, and guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. 

 

Attendees should expect to learn how to respond to both crisis and non-crisis situations with the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE): 

 

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
  • Listen non-judgmentally.
  • Give reassurance and information.
  • Encourage appropriate professional help.
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies. 

 

Upon completion, attendees will receive a certificate. Participating professionals can use this certificate for continuing education credits. 

 

For more information on the upcoming MFHA training, please contact Amanda Evans, MPH, Health Education Program Consultant, at Amanda.Evans@flhealth.gov or call (239) 332-9501.

 

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid by visiting the Florida Department of Health’s website.

 

About the Florida Department of Health

 

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

 

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