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Tue, Apr 23


Norwalk Public Library, auditorium

Mental Health First Aid training

Do YOU know how to recognize and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders? This training allows anyone (aged 16+) to be certified as a mental health first aider. Free to Norwalk residents & nonprofits. There will be a one-hour lunch break; please bring your lunch.

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Mental Health First Aid training
Mental Health First Aid training

Time & Location

Apr 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Norwalk Public Library, auditorium, 1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, USA

About the event

This is a FREE training being offered specifically to Norwalk residents and Norwalk nonprofit providers to enhance their skills to serve the community. Positive Directions is grateful to the Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust for funding the training, and is happy to contribute this training to the Norwalk community as part of our involvement with the Social-Emotional Health initiative and The Norwalk Partnership.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based training for anyone aged 16+ who wants to be able to recognize that someone is struggling and know how to respond. It covers:

  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect the person with professional help

Participants will learn the 5-step ALGEE action plan:

Assess for risk of suicide

Listen nonjudgmentally

Give reassurance and information

Encourage appropriate professional help

Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Following the training, participants will receive a certificate valid for 3 years


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