Mental Health First Aid for Fire/EMS teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives, and the communities they serve.
What It Covers:
• A discussion of first responder culture, stigma and their relevance to the topic of mental health.
• Outreach tactics to respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
• A discussion of the specific risk factors faced by many first responders and their families.
• A reviews of common mental health resources for first responders, their families and those who support them.
Classes are conducted online
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION FOR ALL NEW PARAMEDICS AND PARAMEDICS SEEKING LICENSURE IN CONNECTICUT.
After completion, participants will receive Mental Heath First Aid certificate.