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Mental Health First Aid for Military, Veterans, and their Families
October 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT
While military service often fosters resilience in individuals and families, some may experience mental health or substance use challenges. Mental Health First Aid for Veterans-Military focuses on the unique experiences and needs of the military, veteran, and family population. Mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance use disorders are shockingly common in the US. Unlike physical conditions, mental health challenges can be difficult to detect, so those needing mental health services often don’t get them until it is too late.
The Veteran Spouse Network is providing FREE Mental Health First Aid for Military, Veterans, and their Families course to prepare our communities with the knowledge and skills to help military-connected individuals and their families developing mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis. We're excited to partner with ACC Military Families Center as they gratefully offered to host the training at their NEW facility.
What you learn:
Key components of the module for military members, veterans, and their families include:
- A discussion of military culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health
- A discussion of the specific risk factors faced by many service members and their families, such as trauma, both mental and physical, stress, separation, etc.
- Applying the ALGEE action plan in several scenarios designed specifically for service members, their families, and those who support them
- A review of common mental health resources for service members, their families, and those who support them
To be eligible for this training, you MUST be connected to the military/veteran population in some way. This includes providers.
For more information reach out to Ashley Craig, VSN Outreach Coordinator & MHFA Instructor, at email@example.com