Are you interested in learning more about mental health and don’t know where to start?
Do you want to learn how to help when someone you know is in crisis?
Join the more than one million Americans who have taken the first step to stomp out stigma in their own communities with Mental Health First Aid.
When you attend Mental Health First Aid, you’ll learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of a range of mental health and substance use disorders, and will build the skills and confidence to help someone in crisis.
The health of our community members is of utmost importance, and in order to do our part, Jefferson Center is following the CDC’s guidelines regarding public gatherings and suspending all Mental Health First Aid classes for the time being. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to offering future classes later this year.
Adult Mental Health First Aid is an innovative, 8-hour course designed to give you the tools to recognize a range of mental health problems and the skills and confidence to help someone in a mental health crisis. The program offers a concrete action plan to help someone in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer and self-help care.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people (ages 12-18). The course introduces the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention.
Mental Health First Aid for Veterans discusses military culture and its relevance to mental health, reviews specific risk factors faced by many service members and their families (such as trauma, stress and separation) and helps break down the stigma associated with mental health problems. It provides a concrete action plan designed specifically for service members, their families and those who support them and helps Veterans connect to resources available in their community.
These classes are offered to the community FREE of charge!