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Camarillo Police To Host Adult Mental Health First Aid Course
4/25/2016 3:59:00 PM


Nature of Incident:            Adult Mental Health First Aid Course

Location:                            Camarillo Police Department Community Meeting Room


Date & Time:                     May17th & 24th, 2016/ 5:30PM ' 9:30PM


Unit Responsible:             Camarillo Police Department




Learn Mental Health First Aid!  It is a two part, 8 hour certified training to help someone developing a mental health problem or at risk of suicide or harm.  This innovative program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like 'What can I do if someone is in crisis''  'How do I approach someone in distress''   'What do I say''  'How can I help''   'Where can someone find help'' 


You will learn:

        About common mental health and substance use disorders                             

        Warning signs and symptoms of mental health problems 

        Potential risk factors  

        Local resources and supports

        A five step action plan:

'        Assess for risk of suicide or harm

'        Listen Non-judgmentally

'        Give reassurance and information

'        Encourage appropriate professional help

'        Encourage self-help and other support strategies




To register please email Mary Ellen Collins, Certified Trainer: or call (805) 657-4408


Made possible through funding from Ventura County Behavioral Health Department


Prepared by:  Mark Stadler, CIT Program Administrator


Media Release Date:    April 22, 2016


Follow-Up Contact: / 805-388-5107


Approved by:       Captain Cory Rubright