Mental Health First Aid

Camino Real Community Services clinics make USA Mental Health First Aid services readily accessible to our patients and visitors.
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Mental Health First Aid, an international, evidence-based program that teaches people to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.
 
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:  Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).   Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.  How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.  How to connect the youth with help.   Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.

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:   Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.   Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.   How to interact with a person in crisis.   How to connect a person with help.   Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.

The pandemic has demonstrated a significant need from our community for mental health information and resources. As a result, since 2020 Camino Real has trained over 1170 community members and almost 3000 since 2014! We continue to bring this training to our community to help everyone start those difficult conversations around mental health.

If you are interested in training, please contact our MHFA Outreach Coordinator, Jennifer Trevino at jennifert@caminorealcs.org or (210) 357-0345.
 
For more information, go to: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/