“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”
— Norman Cousins
Team Wellness Center Offers Free Mental
Health First Aid Training to Community
Detroit, MI (March 20, 2019) – Team Wellness Center has launched a new campaign offering Mental Health First Aid to the community. The agency will train the first group this Thursday, March 21st at BHPi 1333 Brewery Park Blvd #300 Detroit, MI 48207.
Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis. Attendees also learn how to connect someone with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.
The class prepares students to recognize when a coworker, neighbor, or friend may be struggling with depression or addiction. It even covers how to support a veteran experiencing PTSD symptoms, or a college student with a serious eating disorder.
“In 2018, we began training our staff in Mental Health First Aid,” said Pamela Jastrabek, President & COO of Team Wellness Center. “We immediately recognized the need to make this valuable training available to others in the community.”
Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course including caring citizens, first responders, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human service professionals, and students ages 16 or older.
Team Wellness Center’s March 21st class filled up within days of registration opening, but Team plans to offer the free training on an ongoing basis.
“Team is committed to making this important training as available to the common as CPR,” added Jastrabek. “Knowing how to respond when someone is in a crisis and where to turn for help can mean the difference between life and death.”
To learn more about Team Wellness Center’s Mental Health First Aid Training go to www.teamwellnesscenter.com/firstaid.