Hosting Org: Nassau Queens Performing Provider System
Date: February 13, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Mental Health Association of Nassau County 16 Main Street, 2nd Floor Training Room, Hempstead, NY 11550
Event Link: Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults
Did you know that approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over have a mental disorder? Or that over 1 million people in that same age group have a substance abuse disorder? This course focuses on the unique experiences of working to identify, understand and respond to mental illness and substance use disorders in older adults. It covers life changes that occur in older adults, a breakdown of psychosis, dementia and delirium, how to distinguish between talking about death and suicidal ideation, and how to communicate effectively with those who need help while using respectful language.
Coffee, tea and lunch will be provided.
Note: The class is 8 hours and you will receive a certificate upon completion
Please visit NQP's website for more info.