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Mental Health First Aid: Tools to Identify, Understand, Respond

The New Jersey Hospital Association provides Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to help small businesses, schools and service organizations support their employees, customers, partners, and communities. These focused, interactive trainings are designed to support individuals who are not healthcare professionals by giving them tools to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. Thanks to the generous support of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, this work is provided at no cost and available in the Newark, East Brunswick, and surrounding areas.

REASONS TO PARTICIPATE

  • In the U.S., 130 people, on average, die by suicide every day.
  • In the last decade, 841,000 people died from drug overdoses.
  • One in five Americans live with mental illness.
  • Each year, the cost of untreated mental health conditions reaches $47.6 billion in lost productivity.
  • Three out of four employees say they’re concerned about mental health stigma in the workplace.
  • Research shows that workplace mental health interventions, such as training, are associated with improved employee well-being and job performance and help create an environment where employees feel valued and supported in prioritizing their mental well-being.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COVERS

  • The importance of mental health to the community
  • Risk factors and protective factors
  • Applying the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) in real-life scenarios
  • National, regional and community mental health resources for adults.

AFTER THE COURSE, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges
  • Understand how to interact with a person in crisis
  • Know how to connect a person with help
  • Use self-care tools and techniques.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE

  • Small businesses, schools, community programs, faith-based communities and the referral provider network that foster connections among employers, parents, and communities.

CONTACT

For more information and help, please contact us at MHFA@NJHA.com

 


 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Click here to download the registration flyer.
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Date

Enrollment

Time

Location

Address

05/13/2024 Open 9:00am-3:30pm New Brunswick Probation Office 189 New St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
05/17/2024 Open 10:00am-4:30pm Middlesex Public Library 1300 Mountain Ave
Middlesex, NJ 08846
05/17/2024 Filled 9:00am-3:30pm New Brunswick Probation Office 189 New St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
05/20/2024 Open 2:00pm-7:30pm Middlesex Public Library 1300 Mountain Ave
Middlesex, NJ 08846
05/21/2024 Open 10:00am-3:00pm Newark Public Library, Springfield Branch 50 Hayes St
Newark, NJ 07103
05/22/2024 Open 2:30pm-8:00pm Newark Public Library, North End Brand 722 Summer Ave
Newark, NJ 07104
05/24/2024 Filled 8:00am-2:00pm Rutgers NJ Medical School 185 S Orange Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
05/29/2024 Open 3:00pm-8:00pm Newark Public Library, Van Buren Branch 140 Van Buren St
Newark, NJ 07105
05/30/2024 Open 9:00am-4:00pm Central Jersey Family Health Consortium 30 Silverline Dr
2nd Floor, Ste 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
06/03/2024 Open 9:00am-3:30pm City of Orange Health Department 39 N Day St
City of Orange, NJ 07050
06/05/2024 Open 9:00am-3:30pm Partnership for Maternal & Child Health
of Northern NJ
50 Park Place, Suite 700
Newark, NJ 07102
06/06/2024 Open 2:00pm-7:30pm Middlesex Public Library 1300 Mountain Ave
Middlesex, NJ 08846
06/07/2024 Filled 9:00am-3:30pm New Brunswick Probation Office 189 New St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
06/10/2024 Open 10:00am-4:00pm RWJ Greater Life Community Outreach Center 272 Chancellor Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
06/10/2024 Open 9:00am-3:30pm Partnership for Maternal & Child Health
of Northern NJ
50 Park Place, Suite 700
Newark, NJ 07102
06/11/2024 Open 11:00am-4:00pm Newark Public Library, Branch Brook Branch 235 Clifton Ave
Newark, NJ 07104
06/13/2024 Open 10:00am-3:00pm Newark Public Library, Main Library 5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
06/14/2024 Open 10:00am-4:00pm RWJ Greater Life Community Outreach Center TBD
06/28/2024 Filled 9:00am-4:00pm LifeCamp TBD

 


 

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