Mental Wellness First Aid Kit Training at Menningers in Houston, TX—2/21, 22, 23; 2018
Earn your Mental Wellness First Aid Kit Certification, by Changing Minds and The i'Mpossible Project. Attendees will be trained in our premiere flagship certification, suicide crisis prevention and intervention; additionally attendees will learn and be able to demonstrate the Basics of Mental Health, How to Develop Coping Skills, The Importance of Storytelling and Support Systems, and How to Manage Your Own/ How to Support Someone Living with Mental Illness. This training informs and augments personal, relationship, and professional development. At the end of this one-day 8 hour training (with built-in breaks), attendees will receive certification in Mental Wellness First Aid Kit Training. Mental Wellness First Aid Kit Training is program for both the professional and the layperson—an educational tool to help attendees emotionally prepare for the rigors of stress in all areas of life while promoting an environment where it’s acceptable to reach out for help with coping skills or suicidal crisis. Mental Wellness First Aid Kit Training combines lecture, storytelling, group discussion, and improv theatre. This training is an in-depth and evidence based education on mental health—fostering an understanding of brain and human development, teaching participants about coping tools, and showing the crucial steps to help a friend, colleague, or loved one in crisis. This training: Educates attendees on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of both mental wellness (health) and a mental health breakdown in themselves and others; Conveys that depression and other mental illnesses are in fact real illnesses or conditions that respond to specific, yet varied treatments; Helps attendees develop healthy coping skills and habits; Promotes the acceptability in seeking out help for oneself, colleague, or a loved one if going through a mental health breakdown or if having suicidal thoughts; Encourages the development of healthy support systems; Gives attendees the tools to have a conversation with a friend or colleague in suicidal crisis or having a mental health breakdown; Provides information about sources of local and national professional help and how to self-refer for treatment or assist a colleague in getting help. Joshua Rivedal is the creator and founder of Changing Minds: A Mental Health Based Curriculum and The i’Mpossible Project. He is trained in human capital management with an emphasis in coaching from NYU, as well as community counseling from the Southern California Counseling Center. He is also trained in QPR, ASIST, and the teacher’s edition of emotional intelligence at Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. He has spoken about suicide prevention, mental health, diversity, anti-bullying, and storytelling across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. He is a co-author on the article, “Navigating Out of the Ocean of ‘Why’—A Qualitative Study of the Trajectory of Suicide Bereavement,” in the journal publication “Illness, Crisis & Loss.” He wrote and developed the one-man play, Kicking My Blue Genes in The Butt (KMBB), which has toured extensively throughout the world. His memoir The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah, based on KMBB, is on The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s recommended reading list. His second book, The i’Mpossible Project: Volume 1—Reengaging with Life, Creating a New You, debuted #1 in its category on Amazon in January 2016. A second and third volume were published in August 2017. Changing Minds was developed in conjunction with the social work department at The University of Texas at Arlington, and combines lecture, storytelling, SNL-style improv, and group discussion. The five different sub objectives of the training are: 1) Mental Health Vocabulary, 2) Developing Coping Skills, 3) Building Your Support System, 4) Living With a Mental Illness, 5) Suicide Prevention on Campus. The creation of Changing Minds drew
12301 South Main Street
Houston, TX 77035
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