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What: Mental Health First Aid is an international, evidence-based program that teaches people to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges. Visit www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org for more information.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed for adults to learn how to assist youth who are experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. You will learn:
Adult Mental Health First Aid is designed to help adults learn how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. You will learn:
Where: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD - 9401 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074
When: Tuesday, May 10th 8:30am-4pm for Youth Mental Health First Aid (with a 30-minute lunch break)
Friday, May 27th 8:30am-5pm for Adult Mental Health First Aid (with a 30-minute lunch break)
NOTE: You will need to provide your own lunch.
Why: To be better prepared to support and assist those in our families and communities who are in need.
How: If you are interested in attending, please register using the Eventbrite links below so that we have an appropriate headcount and ensure space for everyone.
If you do not register by using the Eventbrite links below, we cannot guarantee a space for you.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Adult Mental Health First Aid
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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD strives to provide high quality, efficient, and cost effective services so that persons with mental disabilities may live with dignity as fully functioning, participating, and contributing members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay based on a sliding scale rate schedule.
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