Invitation to Mental Health First Aid Training by Asian American Health Initiative

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Just a friendly reminder the deadline to sign up for this exciting opportunity to get mental health first aid training is at the latest tomorrow, January 26, 2018. Training date is on February 17, 2018, see details below. Have a fantastic Thursday! – Liz Tran

The Asian American Health Initiative (a part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services), is announcing an exciting opportunity for a free training workshop on mental health, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) on Saturday, February 17th. What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)? MHFA is a nationally-certified 8 hour, evidence based course that provides participants with the invaluable skills to recognize mental health problems, decrease stigma surrounding mental illness, and offer productive help to those who may be experiencing a crisis. This course will be taught by a trained instructor from EveryMind, and will be comprised of four modules, equipping you with the tools you need to address mental health in your communities. Attendees who complete the course will also receive a Certificate in Mental Health First Aid USA, which will be valid for three years. How to Register? This training has been exclusively set up by AAHI and is invitation only. However, in sending this invitation, we are inviting VNMAP to identify 2-5 interested individuals to attend this workshop. As space is limited for this workshop, registration is required. Please RSVP by January 26th. You may register online by filling out this following Google Registration Form. Commitment This training is being offered to you free of cost. However, we ask that those who participate in this training commit to educating at least 30 individuals on this topic following completion of the MHFA certification, and report back to AAHI on this commitment by May 18th, 2018. Attendees will be given copies of AAHI’s mental health photonovels to assist them in their educational commitment. Event Logistics The training will be held on February 17th from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The address is 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 20852. Breakfast and lunch will be provided! If you have any questions, please contact Alice Zic, AAHI’s Behavioral Health Program Coordinator at alice.zic@montgomerycountymd.gov or 240-773-1109. We hope to see you on February 17th! Sincerely, Alice Zic, MPH Behavioral Health Program Coordinator Asian American Health Initiative Montgomery County DHHS 1401 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor, Rockville, MD 20852 Tel: 240.773.1109 Fax: 240.777.4564 www.AAHIinfo.org available in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi http://healthymoco.blogspot.com/ AAHI Drop Box https://www.transferbigfiles.com/dropbox/AAHI Download AAHI’s newly launched, easy-to-use Mental Health Toolkit and start a conversation about mental health in your community! http://aahiinfo.org/resources/resource-library/

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