Mental Health First Aid Download

29:49 Download July 15th, 2022

Malik Gray, Health Program Analyst Supervisor: Education and Training Unit with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), discussed the city’s efforts to match residents with mental health care and support. As part of their initiative they offer Mental Health First Aid, an 8-hour virtual course that teaches a 5-step action plan to recognize warning signs of a mental health or substance use challenge, provide help in crisis and non-crisis situations and understand where to go for additional support.   The 5-step plan, ALGEE, is Assess for risk of suicide or harm, Listen non-judgmentally, Give reassurance and info, Encourage professional help and Encourage self-help and other support strategies.  The course is offered to anyone living, working or spending time in Philadelphia.  For more information go to HealthyMindsPhilly.org or their department website at DBHIDS.org.

Follow them on social media @DBHIDS

If you are not in the Delaware Valley you can find the class and other resoucres at MentalHealthFirstAid.org

Podcasts you may like

Matt Cord Show

Weekdays 6a-10a on 102.9 WMGK.

Play Latest (April 26th)

17 episodes

Andre’s Beatle Minute Podcast

The latest Beatles news and rumors, and the occasional trivia tidbit. All from Andre Gardner, most in 60 seconds or less.

Play Latest (July 22nd)

531 episodes

Audio-Files

Interviews and commentary  from MGK Radio hosts Matt Cord, Andre Gardner, Tony Harris, Cyndy Drue and more.

Play Latest (February 1st, 2023)

25 episodes

Wrestling Inside the Ropes

Join James Stewart and Mike “Sarge” Riley for a weekly look into the world of wrestling, WWE, All Elite Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring of Honor and more.

Play Latest (July 21st)

315 episodes

Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown

The biggest names in rock music are Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown. From Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame members to bands just starting out, Meltdown takes rock music fans behind […]

Play Latest (July 16th)

317 episodes