Indianapolis Foundation Supports Adult and Child Center in Providing Mental Health Community Education

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Adult and Child to provide national Mental Health First Aid model in Marion County communties.

Community Mental Health Education
Mental Health First Aid is an opportunity for our communities and schools to learn more about identifying, approaching, and referring fellow Hoosiers to effective treatment.

The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, has granted Adult and Child Center, a Central Indiana behavioral health provider, funding to provide multiple sessions of Mental Health First Aid training.

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Adult and Child Center is a leading provider of evidence based mental health and child welfare services in Marion and Johnson Counties, serving over 6,000 individuals per year.

Watch for training dates and locations.

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