The International Association of Chiefs of Police has called for 100% of sworn officers and other staff to take Mental Health First Aid Training.
Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety teaches you how to
identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses
and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of public safety personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives, and the communities they serve.
WHAT IT COVERS
• Defusing crises.
• Promoting mental health literacy.
• Combating stigma of mental illness.
• Enabling early intervention through recognition of signs and symptoms.
• Connecting people to care.
WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
• Law enforcement
• Corrections officers
• Other first responders
• 911 dispatch staff