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Mental Health First Aid for Spanish Speakers

Event Type: In Person
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November 8, 2023 - November 9, 2023    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental (MHFA, por sus siglas en inglés) te enseña cómo identificar, entender y responder ante los signos de un problema de salud mental o de uso de sustancias en adultos. Desarrollarás las habilidades y la confianza que necesitas para acercarte y brindar el apoyo inicial a esas personas que están en problemas. También aprenderás cómo conectarlos
con la ayuda apropiada.

Topics Covered

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use disorders

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

 The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

Assess for risk of suicide or harm                                                    R iesgo de suicidio o autolesión.
Listen nonjudgmentally                                                                     E scuchar sin juzgar.
Give reassurance and Information                                                  D ar información con respeto.
Encourage appropriate professional help                                      E stimular el uso de ayuda profesional adecuada.
Encourage self-help and other support strategies                        S ugerir estrategias de autoayuda y de apoyo.

Interventions Learned

When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:

  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
  • Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
  • Reaction to a traumatic event

The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.


Our Lady Queen of Heaven (OLQH) Catholic Church

355 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, FL 33935.

How to Register:

Email Edwin Melendez at

[email protected]            llamar a (863)843-0168