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"This course was very open, encouraging, and interactive. It was so well organized, and was insightful and thorough. I also loved the calm, serene training location. I am truly inspired by your work and the wonderful teaching moments. Thank you!"
"The instructor did a great job. The combination of teaching, videos, and interactive activities was great. This course is a fantastic learning tool to understanding mental health disorders. Much needed and very helpful!"
"Outstanding presentation skills, a great communicator and facilitator, excellent resources, a very knowledgeable and attentive instructor. This course gave us solid examples and relatable experiences in a very supportive environment. Amazing, I loved it!"
Organizations We Have Trained (partial)
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency - Wellspace Health - Sacramento county child protective services - Children's Law Center of California - Stanford Youth Solutions - Sacramento Police Department - WestCoast Children's Clinic - City of Roseville - Crestwood Behavioral Health - Hawk Institute - Highlands Community charter School - power inn alliance - 100 Black Men of Sacramento - St. Vincent De Paul Society of San Francisco - sacramento employment and training agency - Sickle Cell Foundation of California - Samuel Merritt University - River Oak Center For Children - department of human assistance - Woodland Joint Unified School District - sacramento city unified school district - california department of education - hope cooperative - dignity health - smart recovery
Mental Health California™ is proud to be an official, certified trainer of Mental Health First Aid™, an evidence-based, in-person training program with proven ability to teach individuals how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of mental illness and substance use disorders and link people with appropriate treatment and support. Mental Health First Aid™ increases the understanding that mental illnesses are real, common, and treatable. Originating in Australia in 2001, Mental Health First Aid™ has expanded to more than 23 countries worldwide. It is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
From the Mental Health First Aid™ website - Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid™ training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Mental Health First Aiders™ learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families, and learn about evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies.