Central Mississippi Residential Center (CMRC) is proud to be piloting the first Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program in Newton. CMRC has trained two qualified staff members to improve mental health literacy in the community -- helping others to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
Many things cause trauma in one's life. Psychological trauma is just as prevalent and damaging as cuts, breaks and bruising. Psychological trauma however leaves no tell-tale signs of damage such as open wounds or bent limbs. Those in the helping professions would not hesitate to bind up or bandage the obvious wound and many make preparations to be able to perform at least minimum care in these instances. MHFA is a step toward equipping its participants to be able to offer the same care for the psychological trauma that people experience. Great strides must take place to enable those injured to make it to those who can offer them the help they need.
During this course participants will learn: