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At Action Plus Bail Bonds, we have seen that many arrests occur as a result of someone who is suffering from a mental illness.  In fact, we offer a variety of recovery services and resources to address the individual needs of the defendant.  According to a recent study, “Data from a survey conducted of 1400 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) families revealed that 40 percent reported that family members with severe mental illness had been arrested one or more times.”  (Source:  NAMI)

Can Mental Health First Aid prevent arrest?

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

What You Learn

mental-health-first-aidJust as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Topics Covered:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use disorders

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

4 Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aider

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