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Metrocare has been caring for people for 50 years.

1.9 million Texans live with a serious and persistent mental illness

6.4 million Texans have a mental illness and would benefit from treatment

Last year, nearly 50,000 adults received services from Metrocare

Last year, 15,000 children received care from Metrocare

70% to 80% of parents with a child with autism will get divorced

40% of children with autism do not talk at all

Autism impacts more children than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, Down syndrome, and cystic fibrosis combined

Early diagnosis and intervention of an individual with autism can reduce the lifetime support costs by 66%

Mental Health First Aid

Course Types: Adult, Youth and Public Sector Training

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual. The program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and provides an overview of common treatments. The course Improves knowledge of mental disorders reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others.

  • Hands-on activities and practice

  • ALGEE, the 5-step action plan

  • An overview of local mental health resources, support groups, and other help

  • A resource manual packed with information on all topics covered in the course

Fee: $50.00 Includes Course Materials and Certification upon course completion
 
Register now: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/take-a-course/find-a-course/

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