Registration - Feb. 19 at 12:30 p.m.
Session 1 - Feb. 19, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Session 2 - Feb. 20, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mental Health First Aid will be offered as a preconference session on February 19 & 20 at the Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference. Registration will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. You must attend all of session 1 and 2 to receive your certification in Mental Health First Aid.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.
If you work with or in the agriculture industry, this may be a valuable course to attend. The agriculture industry can be very stressful with possible on-the-farm injuries, large loans for land and equipment, and volatile pricing. These circumstances lead to high rates of stress and leave individuals looking for ways to cope, which puts a strain on their mental health and overall well-being, as well as that of their families.
If you will also be attending the conference, registration is $35. If you are not attending the conference, registration is $50.