Mental Health First Aid
Jan
10
8:00 AM08:00

Mental Health First Aid

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training certification course that teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions, and help direct an individual to appropriate care. This certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and provides an overview of common treatments.  Evaluations in randomized controlled trials and a quantitative study have found this CPR-like program is effective in improving trainees’ knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma, and increasing the amount of help provided to others.

REGISTRATION – Registration needs to occur in order to secure a place in the class.
For more information or to participate in a Mental Health First Aid training in Josephine County call Options for Southern Oregon: 541 476-2373 and ask for Amara Thelen or Monica Wickham.Cost is $25.00 (cash or check only)– Lunch Included. Scholarships available upon inquiry.  

To register, please email the information below to

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Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Options for Southern Oregon Administration Buiding (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens.

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2017 Josephine County Empty Bowls Project
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

2017 Josephine County Empty Bowls Project

Options for Southern Oregon is happy to announce that the 11th Empty Bowls event in Grants Pass, Oregon. It will again be held at Parkway Christian Center on Monday, October 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a bowl of soup and bread. The handmade bowl is theirs to take home as a reminder of hunger in our community.

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Jul
26
8:30 AM08:30

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Options for Southern Oregon Administration Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens.

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May
24
to May 25

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • Options for Southern Oregon Administration Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidally, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

 

 Continuing Educational Units are available for psychologists, social workers, licensed mental health counselors, school counselors, educators, substance abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurses, police officers, EMT’s, and firefighters. Please make request prior to training.

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May
2
1:30 PM13:30

Emotional Skills Group

Emotional Skills Group is for anyone who would like tools to help address: Mood swings-Depression-Anxiety- Anger-Unhealthy thinking-Unhealthy coping behaviors-Impulsive behavior-relationship problems

You will learn skills that will help you to be calmer and more able to handle your emotions.

Who can attend: Anyone 18 years of age and older can attend. There is a new topic each week.

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May
2
10:30 AM10:30

Emotional Skills Group

Emotional Skills Group is for anyone who would like tools to help address: Mood swings-Depression-Anxiety- Anger-Unhealthy thinking-Unhealthy coping behaviors-Impulsive behavior-relationship problems

You will learn skills that will help you to be calmer and more able to handle your emotions.

Who can attend: Anyone 18 years of age and older can attend. There is a new topic each week.

Entry: No appointment needed, this is an open group.

Length of curriculum: classes are for one hour

You many come into the group at any time. You can choose to come multiple times or just once in a while.

Emotional Skills Group, CRC, 514-472-9983

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Apr
12
8:30 AM08:30

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Options for Southern Oregon Administration Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens.

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