WHAT IS IT?
In partnership with Texas Health and the City of Dallas, AVANCE will help eliminate stigma and increase awareness of mental health issues by making education accessible to members of the community.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an early intervention public education program. Teach adults:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a possible mental health problem.
- Listen without judgment and reassure a person who may be experiencing a mental health crisis, and
- Refer someone to the right professional services and support.
The AVANCE staff and the Promotoras who were trained under the traditional model will teach the course virtually*. Participants in the “First Aid” class, MHFA, will complete a 2-hour class at their own pace and then participate in a 4-hour instructor-led class using video conferencing technology. The program evaluation and evaluation tools designed by the National Council will be used in accordance with the program execution specifications.
*The virtual model is not yet available for MHFA classes taught in Spanish. It will be an in-person course taught in a single 8-hour block or two 4-hour blocks on two different days.
The course is designed to teach people how to approach, assess, and assist a person who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem and / or fighting substance abuse.
ELIGIBILITY AND COST
The course costs $24. However, if you live in the following zip codes, you may be eligible to have your cost covered:
75216 75241 75211 75236 75228 75215 75232 75224 75203 75240 75233 75212 75210 75217 75220 75227 75243 75237 75231 75223 75246 75251
Are you interested in participating? Fill out the registration form below!
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