Mental Health First Aid Training
Montcalm Care Network is proud to offer Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid free to our community. As part of a national, evidence-based training program, participants learn how to recognize risk factors and warning signs of a mental crisis.
This groundbreaking 8-hour training course will give you the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and how to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.
Just as CPR can help you to assist someone that is having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares you to effectively and confidently interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.
To learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.
You Are Not Alone
Mental disorders are common. One in every 5 people has some kind of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or depression. Just like any illness, a mental illness can make things difficult for your physical health, relationships, family, or work.
Some people who develop a mental illness recover completely; others may have repeated episodes of illness with relatively stable periods in between. Still others live with symptoms of mental illness every day. Symptoms may be moderate, or serious and cause severe disability.
The best way to begin the road to recovery and support is to educate yourself.
Understanding Mental Illness
Learn about various types of mental illness from the National Institute for Mental Health (NAMI), whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.
Support for You or Your Loved Ones
Learn how to live with a mental illness from the National Institute for Mental Health (NAMI), whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.
There are free resources available to help you gauge whether you have symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns. (Note: these are not diagnostic tools and can't replace the help of a professional)
Department of Health and Human Services
The Mental Health Resource page at the US Department of Health and Human Services offers one-stop access to the U.S. government’s mental health information.
- Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(800) 331-4264 / (517) 485-4049
- Association for Children's Mental Health
(571) 372-4016 / Toll Free Parent Line: (888) 226-4543
(800) 292-7851 / (517) 487-5426
- Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
- Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.
(800) 288-5923 / Collect: (517) 487-1755
- United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan