Although the increase of discussions around mental health on social media is making it more acceptable to be open about mental challenges and illness, there are frequent posts that provide false information leading to further stigmatization and people providing themselves (or their friends/family members) with self-diagnosis that are not accurate. Many people also don’t know where to turn to for help, how to approach a person struggling with mental challenges, or basic psychoeducation around metal health and illness. Trainings can also be preventative to prevent an individual from developing a mental illness.
We offer a variety of trainings that support psychoeducation and skill building. These trainings are not counseling, but instead focus on reducing stigma, increasing mental health literacy, and increasing skills to prevent mental illness or manage developing mental challenges. Our trainings can be modified for a variety of audiences from couples workshops, to corporate trainings, to trainings for professionals who work with you and parents. Some recommended trainings include:
Adult Mental Health First Aid– “Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.”
Youth Mental Health First Aid– “Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.”
Contact Sara Bowe at email@example.com for information about scheduling and prices.