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Mental Health First Aid

  • May 11, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 25 Deer Hill Road, Chocorua, NH 03817
  • 24


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Carol Furlong

May 11, 2023


This training will take place at Runnells Hall, 25 Deer Hill Road, Chocorua, NH 03817

IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

PRESENTATION: Mental Health First Aid is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.  
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.  
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.   
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery 


    Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.  

    Carol Furlong has over 40 years of experience working with individuals experiencing both mental health and substance use issues. She has developed programs and presented workshops nationally and  internationally. She was an adjunct professor at Rivier College for 15 years and at Springfield college for 5 years. Working with individuals effected by many social determinants such as homeless individuals and homeless veterans, Carol has been inspired by the courage needed to address these issues.  

    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or

    7.5 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
    CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    Physicians:The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nurses:North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 7.5 Nursing Contact Hours.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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