Mental Health First Aid is an eight-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. It introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
SMA Healthcare is one of the community partners that make Crisis Intervention Training possible, along with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties and the Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties’ Sheriffs’ Departments. The program is a community effort designed to improve the skills of law enforcement to mental health emergencies with the goal of assuring safety, understanding, and service to the mentally ill and their families.