2014-05-09 / Top Stories

Learn Mental Health First Aid

Mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety and psychosis are shockingly common. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year.

To help learn how to help others cope, certified instructors from the NYC Long Term Care Ombudsman Program will be conducting Mental Health First Aid training. The daytime session will be held Thursday, May 29. The workshop will be given from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Johns’ Episcopal Hospital, 327 Beach 19th St., on the 9th floor, the Salon A Conference Room, in Far Rockaway.

The Mental Health First Aid course introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and prepares them to interact with a person in crisis until professional services are secured if needed.

The cost of the course is $40 per person; space is limited. Those interested can register early by contacting Joanne Delaney/NYC Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, jdelaney@nyfscltcop.org or 212-962-2720.

The mission of the NYC Long Term Care Ombudsman program is to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of both nursing home and adult care facility residents throughout NYC’s five boroughs. They are a federally mandated program that works to promote quality of life and to maintain a high standard of care in NYC’s long term care facilities.

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