Mental Health First Aid: A Primer for Public Health Professionals and Communities

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October 22, 2020; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

This is a virtual event.

Perhaps this year more so than in recent memory, the need for self-care, reflection, and key knowledge and resources to better support ourselves and our clients is at fever pitch. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials will present a webinar on mental health first aid, with information for public health professionals and community members alike.

Per ASTHO, “Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. More importantly, however, it’s a tool that public health leaders across the United States have begun to employ to engage in early detection and intervention around the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses. The primer provides concrete tools and engagement with local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.”

The webinar will be lead by Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT–Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health.


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