The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) and American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) are partnering to offer a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Catholic Theological Union.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based 8-hour certification program, which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, and addictions, and builds understanding of their impact.
Similar to how CPR training helps a layperson assist an individual following a heart attack, MHFA teaches non-mental health professionals how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder.
The ultimate objective is to identify and triage individuals who might be suffering from mental health issues in our homes, schools, and communities. Luminaries such as Michelle Obama have taken the training and have testified to its empowerment of individuals to help others deal with mental health issues.
DATE: Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Catholic Theological Union, 5401 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
AUDIENCE: The one-day training is appropriate for a wide variety of audiences, including but not limited to: members of faith communities and their leaders, youth directors, clergy, community health workers, employers and business leaders, law enforcement personnel, educators, parents, medical providers (e.g., nurses, medical assistants) etc.
CONTACT: Iman Jandali, [email protected], (510) 914-8935