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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This eight-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.

Pharmacists can obtain eight hours of ACPE approved continuing education through the National Community Pharmacists Association for attendance.

The course covers:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

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

John R. Tomko, Pharm.D., BCPP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Mental Health First Aid USA® Instructor
National Council for Behavioral Health

Daniel Kunz, J.D.
Adjunct Professor, Clinical Legal Education
Duquesne University School of Law
Mental Health First Aid Instructor


All Participants: $200

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Upcoming Training Dates:
*Please note, each class is limited to 30 participants. If you are unable to register, consider signing up for a later date.*

Friday, October 25, 2019