November 9, 2018 , 8 am , 5 pm

40 Beacon St East


with Christopher Slater & Jennifer Jackes

An 8 hour training event on November 9, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Lakes Region Mental Health, 40 Beacon St. East, Laconia, NH 03247


PRESENTATION:  Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health and/or substance use problems, builds understanding of their impact, teaches individuals how to help a person in crisis or experiencing a mental health and/or substance use challenge and overviews appropriate supports.  The program teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing mental health/substance use challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.  Participants will learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:  panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, acute psychosis, overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use, and/or reaction to a traumatic event.  The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.  Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a person developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness, substance use disorder or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan.  Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

As a result of attending this training, participants will:  Gain an overview of the prevalence and impact of mental health problems in the United States; Learn the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan and how it fits within the array of interventions available to address mental health problems; and gain an understanding of the signs, symptoms and possible risk factors and warnings signs of: depression and anxiety, psychosis,  and substance use disorders including:  suicidal thoughts and behavior, symptoms of depression, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, symptoms of anxiety, psychosis, disruptive or aggressive behavior, overdose, and withdrawal.

PRESENTER:  Chris Slater is the Manager of Educational Services at Lakes Region Mental Health Center and has worked in the education and training field for over 15 years in a variety of settings including teaching at public schools and at the university level. Chris has worked to develop LRMHC’s training program and is certified in teach a  variety of courses including Mental Health First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and the NAMI Connect Suicide Prevention program.  Jennifer Jackes, LCMHC  is the Director of Acute and Short-Term Services at Lakes Region Mental Health Center.  Jen graduated from New England College with her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling in 2011 and is a licensed Mental Health Counselor. Jen has worked for Lakes Region Mental Health Center for the past 10 years in various positions including Emergency Services Coordinator, Facilitator, and Clinician, as well as a Case Manager and Employment Specialist.

 Fee:  Preference will be given to IDN5 members and as space allows, *NHADACA Members:  $75;   *Non-Members $95; includes cost of manual.   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.orgNOTE:  If you are not a member of IDN5, your registration will not be accepted until 3 weeks before the scheduled training date.

Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, & 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 13, 14, 15 & 17
CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
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.


Bookings no longer allowed on this date.