Monthly Education Events
NAMI Wake hosts a free education event the fourth Monday of each month. These events are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about a particular subject area. Past topics have included:
- Child Trauma and Mental Health
- Housing Options for Persons with a Mental Illness
- New Hospitals with Mental Health Services
- The Opioid Crisis: What Can You Do About it?
Upcoming topics include suicide prevention, legal challenges, Psychiatric Advanced Directives, and more. For more information on our upcoming courses, please search our Calendar.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
For more information on setting up a MHFA class, please contact Dave Mullin (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Alliance Behavioral Health.