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Brooklyn Public Library in partnership with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will be providing a free certification course for Mental Health First Aid.

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that 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 to a person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder, or a mental health crisis. It also teaches how to connect someone to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Participants get a 3 year Nationally recognized Certification. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Registration is required for this program.

Please contact the HealthyBKLYN Team for any questions, [email protected]

 

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