Harford Public and First Responders Trained in Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Word CloudA collaborative effort between Harford County government and nonprofit agencies,  Mental Health First Aid, offers community members and first responders training to help people in mental distress.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

Dundon adds that Harford’s Mental Health First Aid is part of a countrywide project overseen by the National Council on Behavioral Health. Participants learn a five-step action plan that begins with assessing for suicide risk and listening to what the person is feeling. The training explores ways that responders can give reassurance and information, encourage professional assistance and encourage the individual to seek out family or peer supports. The day includes lectures, films, group discussions and role-playing.

For more information visit The Baltimore Sun.

Learn more about behavioral health strategies and concerns at the MACo Winter Conference sessions, “Who’s Falling Through the Cracks? Addressing Gaps in Behavioral Health Services“.

The MACo Winter Conference will be held January 2-4, 2019 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, Maryland. This year’s theme is, “Charting the Course.”

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

Questions? Contact Member Services Director Virginia White.