Helping in a Mental Health Crisis

Introductory | Mental health literacy | 1 Hour 5 Minutes

Because mental health crises are so common, Psych Hub decided to create a course that will help anyone to accurately describe signs of a mental health crisis and identify practical skills that may be used to support someone who needs help. This approximately 1 hour course is full of live-filmed and animated videos, as well as learner focused activities and up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles. After finishing this course, we believe you will be able to notice signs of a mental health crisis, substance overdose or withdrawal, or suicide risk. You should also be able to list community resources for crisis support and link individuals with the help they need.

NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

OVERVIEW

Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour 5 Mins.

Target Audience: Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals

Level of Instruction: Introductory

Prerequisite: None

Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks

Accessibility Accommodations: Color contrast; transcripts of video components; closed captioning of audio and video components.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, you will be able to describe and employ the following:

  1. Accurately describe signs that indicate an individual is experiencing a mental health crisis, substance overdose or withdrawal, or suicide risk.
  2. List community resources for crisis support and link individuals with the appropriate type of support.
  3. Identify practical skills that can be used to support an individual experiencing a mental health crisis, including communication, de-escalation, and screening techniques.
COURSE OUTLINE
  • Course Overview & Introduction (5~ minutes)
  • What is a Mental Health Crisis? (32~ minutes)
  • Alcohol & Substance Overdose (2~ minutes)
  • Suicide Crisis - Rocognizing the Signs (16~ minutes)
  • Sources of Crisis of Support (4~ minutes)
  • After a Crisis (4~ minutes)
  • Conclusion (2~ minutes)
  • References
  • Post-Course Assessment (8+ minutes)
  • Participant Evaluation (5-10 minutes)

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