We recently spoke with Matthew G. Smith, CPP, Executive Director, Preventionfocus, about supporting young people with mental health issues.
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Spotlight: Current Need for Mental Health Services in our Community. A Q&A with Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County.
We recently spoke with Marlene A. Schillinger, President/CEO of Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County, about the current need for mental health services in our community.
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NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.
To register, call: 716-226-6264
Reservation is required. Space is limited and it is important to attend all 12 sessions.
The Community Health Center of Buffalo is offering Mental Health First Aid training! MFHA helps you identify and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This FREE 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.
Seating is limited. Lunch is provided.
RSVP by April 23, 2019
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Must be present for the full 8 hours.
Pizza provided for lunch.
There is free parking on Hennepin and Ludington Street. There is a small parking lot on the Hennepin side.
This training is open to the community!
$20 is for the cost of the manual; other costs generously sponsored by the Patrick P. Lee Foundation.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Presented by Compeer of Greater Buffalo.
Must register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-mental-health-first-aid-community-tickets-58385286965?aff=ebapi
This session is intended for volunteer applicants in the final stages of the screening process. This three hour session will provide basic information about the purpose of Compeer, eligibility for the program, an overview of the clients we serve, preparing for your match experience, and expectations of Compeer volunteers. Invitation only. If interested in being considered for this course contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org, (716) 883-3331 X312, or complete a volunteer application to begin the screening process.