Pitt Community College Law Enforcement Training Division
Why Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of public safety personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their
coworkers’ and families’ lives, and the communities they serve.
WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
• Law enforcement
• Corrections officers
• Other first responders
• 911 dispatch staff
WHAT IT COVERS
• Defusing crises.
• Promoting mental health literacy.
• Combating stigma of mental illness.
• Enabling early intervention through
recognition of signs and symptoms.
• Connecting people to care.
The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
• Assess for risk of suicide or harm
• Listen nonjudgmentally
• Give reassurance and information
• Encourage appropriate professional help
• Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Each course has a maximum capacity of 20 students!! If you reserve a seat and are unable to attend, PLEASE cancel your reservation or contact any member of our staff!
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