FREE CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE EVERY THURSDAY!

Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

When: Every Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Where:  KernBHRS Administration Building South Tower CFLC Conference room

              (2001 28th Street, Bakersfield)

Class Schedule detail(s):

  • 1st Thursday of every month - Introduction / Session #1*** (Introduction to the MHFA Action Plan)

         *** (MUST ATTEND THIS CLASS FIRST AND BE ABLE TO ATTEND SESSIONS 2, 3, and 4)

  • 2ND Thursday of every month - Session # 2 (MHFA Action Plan for Depression and Anxiety Disorders)

  • 3rd Thursday of every month - Session #3 (MHFA Action Plan for Panic Attacks, Traumatic Events, and Psychosis)

  • 4th Thursday of every month – Session #4 and Graduation (MHFA Action Plan for Overdose, Withdrawals, Substance Use Disorders)

 

Class requirement:

  • Must attend Introduction / Session #1 first in order to attend sessions 2, 3, and 4.

  • Must complete ALL four sessions within a period of 2 months in order to receive a certificate of completion.

  • First come first serve

  • We recommend that you pre-register to make sure we have sufficient materials for everyone.

  • We have a class requirement of minimum 5 and maximum of 30.

    • If less than 5, class will be re-scheduled for the following month

    • If we reach maximum capacity, we will add your name to our waiting list.

 

 If you are interested in taking advantage of this great opportunity,  please contact Estela Padilla

at  661-868-6674 or epadilla@KernBHRS.org