Mental Health First Aid

Please note that this is a 2-day commitment - 9:00am - 1:00 pm
Mental Health
Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:00am

Address

Mashpee Senior Center
26 Frank E. Hicks Drive
Mashpee, MA 02649
United States

Mental Health First Aid —  Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  *** Please note that this is a 2-day commitment.*** Have you ever been in a public place such as a grocery store when you wanted to help someone who was in distress but you didn’t know what to do?  If so, join us at the Mashpee Senior Center to be trained on mental health first aid.   Sergeant Kevin Marshall of the Nantucket Police Department will present this program that introduces the public to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.  The Mental Health First Aid program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.  Mental health first aid prepares the public to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help.  First aiders do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy.  Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What do I do?” and “Where can someone find help?”.   Please Rsvp to the Mashpee Senior Center, (508) 539-1440, or stop by the front desk to sign up. There is no cost.  Mashpee seniors only, please. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact our Activity Coordinator, Susanne Murphy, at (508) 539-1440, x3512.