Mental Health First Aid Certification Training
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based 8-hour certification program, which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, and addictions, and builds understanding of their impact. Similar to how CPR training helps a layperson assist an individual following a heart attack, MHFA teaches non-mental health professionals how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder.
The ultimate objective is to identify and triage individuals who might be suffering from mental health issues in our homes, schools, and communities. Luminaries such as Michelle Obama have taken the training and have testified to its empowerment of individuals to help others deal with mental health issues.
DATE: Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Sahaba Initiative
AUDIENCE: The one-day training is appropriate for a wide variety of audiences, including but not limited to: members of faith communities and their leaders, youth directors, clergy, community health workers, employers and business leaders, law enforcement personnel, educators, parents, medical providers (e.g., nurses, medical assistants) etc.
TRAINER: Kameelah Waheed Wilkerson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years in the mental health field. Kameelah currently works as the Director of Clinical Compliance with a large Los Angeles County non-profit child welfare organization passionately ensuring quality of care and services to youth and their families.
Kameelah’s passion lies in mental health literacy for our communities at large and specifically the Muslim community. Kameelah is a frequently requested speaker/facilitator in the areas of mental health and spirituality. Speaking and training engagements have included workshops and panels for The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Islamic Relief of North America, The Muslim Family Foundation and multiple Mosques across Los Angeles and Orange County. Kameelah has also served on various boards of spiritual organizations and utilizes her position on the board to address issues of well-being, working toward the ultimate goal of promoting wholeness and integration of the spiritual, emotional and social self.
Kameelah’s ultimate goal continues to be demystifying mental illness and mental health services within the Black and Muslim communities by training all of the Muslim leaders in Los Angeles County in Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training in order to equip them to confidently and competently respond to community members who present with mental health challenges.
CONTACT: Meena Islam | (951) 837-6259 |Meena.email@example.com
*Please note all tickets are final and nonrefundable