The gift you give yourself and the world around you - Adult Mental Health First Aid certification.

Mental health and substance use concerns have understandably skyrocketed in the last several years. It's an overwhelming time for many.

Even if you want to better support those around you, it can be difficult to know what to do or what signs to look for when someone is struggling with mental health or substance use.

What would the world look like if:

  • more people had the tools to better support those experiencing mental health and substance use issues?
  • we could reduce the stigma that keeps so many from getting the help they need?¬†
  • folks could get assistance¬†before their experience turns into a suicide prevention situation?

 

Let's try to find out - together. Let's work together to bring greater support, knowledge, and awareness to our homes, workplaces, communities, and beyond. Please join me for Adult Mental Health First Aid certification training.

 

Mental Health First Aid is a training ‚ÄĒ like regular First Aid or CPR ‚ÄĒ designed to give people the skills to help someone who's developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The evidence behind the program reflects that it helps trainees identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

After you attend Adult Mental Health First Aid training, you can put your new knowledge into action immediately to help co-create more thoughtful, stigma-reducing environments - at work, at home, and everywhere you go.

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About Virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Training uses reflection, discussion, and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of specific illnesses. 

The coursework teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or who's in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid certification training is for folks who are age 18+ who would like tools to support other 18+ folks. The training is about a 10 hour commitment and consists of:

  • A 2 hour¬†Virtual Self-Paced Pre-Work Course (National Council of Mental Well-being Online Platform)
  • A¬†7 hour¬†Virtual, Live Instructor-led Training or TWO 4 hour Virtual, Live Instructor-Led Trainings (Zoom session that includes breaks throughout)
  • Post-Course Knowledge Check and Certification (National Council of Mental Well-being Online Platform)

 

Why Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid helps people better understand that mental illnesses and addictions are real, common, and treatable and that it’s okay to seek help. Research demonstrates Mental Health First Aid's effectiveness in improving knowledge of mental illnesses and substance use, removing fear and misunderstanding, and enabling those trained to offer concrete assistance.

Individuals trained in Adult Mental Health First Aid can help:

  • Raise awareness and encourage understanding of the ways in which one‚Äôs cultural background can impact the discrimination associated with mental illness
  • Reach out to those who suffer in silence, reluctant to seek help
  • Let those they interact with know that support is available in their community and beyond
  • Provide information on self-help strategies and resources
  • Make mental health care and treatment more accessible to those in need

Peer-reviewed studies have proven that trained Mental Health First Aiders are more knowledgeable and confident when it comes to identifying and helping an individual in distress.

Caring for yourself is a key component to thoughtfully caring for others... and it can often get backburnered.

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid training emphasizes self-care, and when you complete your Adult Mental Health First Aid training with TO SAY I AM, you also get additional on-demand well-being self support resources, too!

Are you ready to register for virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid with TO SAY I AM?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Since the National Council for Mental Wellbeing brought Mental Health First Aid to the United States in 2008, instructors have trained over 2.9 million First Aiders. 

UPCOMING LIVE TRAINING SESSIONS

Register Now - $145

Click on a date below to go to the session details or simply scroll down to see all session options. The National Council of Mental Well-being values this certification training to be $170 per person. 

Please be aware that if a class size falls below 5 participants, the class may be cancelled. 

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Saturday, July 27, 2024: 8:30 am (PT)/11:30 am (ET) - 3:30 pm (PT)/6:30 pm (ET)

Pre-work deadline is Wednesday, July 24 at 11:59 pm (PT).

*SPECIAL FORMAT* LIVE TRAINING TAKES PLACE IN TWO SESSIONS

Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2024: 10:00 am (PT)/1:00 pm (ET) - 2:00 pm (PT)/5:00 pm (ET)

Registration closes Monday, August 5 or when session participant limit is reached. Pre-work deadline is Wednesday, August 14 at 11:59 pm (PT).

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*SPECIAL FORMAT* LIVE TRAINING TAKES PLACE IN TWO SESSIONS

Tuesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 22, 2024: 5:00 pm (PT)/8:00 pm (ET) - 9:00 pm (PT)/12:00 am (ET)

Registration closes Thursday, August 15 at 11:59 pm (PT).  Pre-work deadline is Saturday, August 17 at 11:59 pm (PT).

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Hi there, I'm Jamie (she/her).

I'm the Founder and Instructor behind TO SAY I AM Transformation Co. Thank you for considering Adult Mental Health First Aid training.

I've lost people I care about to suicide and overdose. Witnessing loved ones, acquaintances, and complete strangers suffer, live in pain, and struggle with mental health and substance use, I can't help but wonder if their paths may have been different - if there were less stigma and more people had better tools to support them.

This wondering helped inspire the path I'm on today.

After creating profound personal changes and enjoying life in a way I never knew possible, I wanted to help others do the same. I started writing for social impact and change-supporting brands. That led me to create TO SAY I AM. I spent a few years working with folks ‚Äď individually and in groups - through employer-sponsored wellness efforts ‚Äď writing, building resources, and providing training and support. It was a wonderful experience, and I was drawn to support people in new ways. Because of the spotlight on and need for expanded mental health support resources, I've chosen to provide virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid training to individuals and interested teams across the United States.

In addition to my Adult Mental Health First Aid instructor certification from the National Council of Mental Wellbeing, I'm also a Wellness Consultant and hold the following certifications:

  • Mind-Body Practitioner (MindBodyFood Institute)
  • Personal Trainer (ISSA)
  • Nutrition Coach (ISSA)
  • Transformation Specialist (ISSA)
  • Exercise Recovery Specialist (ISSA)
  • Mindfulness Instructor (School of Positive Transformation)
  • Office Ergonomic Assessor (Saif Corporation)
  • SHRM-Certified Professional (Society of Human Resource Management)

TO SAY I AM exclusively provides virtual, small group training. Here's why:

Virtual training gives you the freedom to participate from any place (with a high speed internet connection) that's convenient and comfortable for you.

Not everyone has easy access to in-person Mental Health First Aid training. Even if someone has easy (or easier) access to in-person training, not everyone is fully comfortable to address sensitive topics with a group of strangers in-person. Remote, virtual access can provide a greater sense of ease for some and opens up access for folks who want to limit Covid-19 exposure. This format also allows a bit more freedom of movement for folks who'd like to step away from the training to care for their well-being.

Conducting training in a small group environment can also allow for a more personalized experience where folks have a greater opportunity to ask questions, participate, and seek a comfort level that may be absent with larger group instruction. Trainings will have a maximum of 15 participants per live instructor-led session.

To allow opportunity for a change in eye focus, movement, and off-screen care without missing material, I also specifically schedule virtual training times to allow multiple breaks.

I'm so grateful that you're here. Let's partner together to bring greater mental health support, knowledge, and awareness to our homes, workplaces, communities, and beyond.