The prevalence of mental health issues among the general population is something that greatly affects our churches and communities. Anything that United Women in Faith can do to foster a culture of inclusion and support of mental health — and not just physical health — extends the feet and hands of God out into the world. Because we deeply care about the well-being of others, we realize the importance of our response to their mental health needs.

Identify. Understand. Respond.

 

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course provided by the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Stark County. Participants will learn about mental health and substance-use issues. This class is free but space is limited. To receive information about registering email: contact@westohioumw.org.

 

Learners complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course, and participate in a 4.5 to 5.5-hour, Instructor-led virtual training. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion. 

Schedule for 2022

9:00am to 4:00pm ET

 

                    Wednesday, August 3                     

Wednesday, October 5

Wednesday, December 7

Trainers for this event:

Robin Holland

Systems Navigator at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Stark County

Mental Health First Aid Instructor for National Council of Mental Wellness

Terri Turner

Case Manager for Baier Foundation 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Stark County (Volunteer)

Mental Health First Aid Instructor for National Council of Mental Wellness

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE PART IN THIS SERVICE AND ADVOCACY EDUCATION 

OPPORTUNITY?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.

On average,

130

people die by

suicide every day.

Source: American Foundation

for Suicide Prevention

From 1999 to 2019

841,000

people died from

drug overdoses.

Source: Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention

WHAT IT COVERS

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.

  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.

  • How to interact with a person in crisis.

  • How to connect a person with help.

  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.

Nearly

1 IN 5

in the U.S. lives

with a mental illness.

Source: National Institutes of Mental Health

Learn how to respond with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE):

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