Mental Health First Aid

February 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Restoration Recovery
40 Fairmount St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Kendra Marien
(508) 556-1343

Why Take Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

What It Covers

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help
  • How to administer Naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose

Who Should Take It?

  • Employers
  • Police officers
  • Hospital staff
  • First responders
  • Faith leaders
  • Community members
  • Caring individuals

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies


Two-day course: February 6 and February 13, 2020, from 9am-2pm
Cost: $75