Mental Health First Aid for Veterans Training

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When: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 8:15am – 5pm

Where: Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency, 2144 Doubleday Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Do you work with or support Veterans? Get trained now in Mental Health First Aid.

Take part in Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) Capital Region Project AWARE. This project provides FREE training to individuals who work with or support Veterans, Older Adults, and the General Public. Over the next three years, MHANYS will train 830 individuals in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties. Participants will improve their mental health literacy by learning how to identify and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual. The program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. This evidence-based CPR-like program improves trainees’ knowledge of mental disorders, reduces stigma and increases the amount of help provided to others.

Don’t miss this opportunity – Register Now at

Fore more information or to take a free MHFA training within Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga or Schenectady, email or call Rachel Jones, MHANYS’ MHFA Program Technical Assistant at or (518) 434-0439.

MHANYS’ Capital Region Project AWARE is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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