Peak Wellness Center to provide Mental Health First Aid training | Local News

CHEYENNE – Peak Wellness Center is bringing Mental Health First Aid training online later this month.

Traditionally held in-person, the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program is moving to an online format. This eight-hour course will be led by certified MHFA instructors at Peak Wellness Center, and teaches participants how to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.

Participants will learn interventions that include how to respond during:

  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Nonsuicidal self-injury
  • Acute psychosis (e.g. hallucinations or delusions)
  • Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol and/or drug use
  • Reaction to a traumatic event

The course is free for participants, thanks to funding provided by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Caring Foundation.

Space is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP to aimee.foster@peakwellnesscenter.org. There is no pre-requisite required to attend, and the training is open to the public.