ALA Mental Health First Aid Certification

September 30, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Mental Health First Aid Certification


September 30, 2020
Hamilton Hotel
Washington, D.C. 

Note: Registration will be open in the spring. Check back for updates as the full conference schedule is released: https://www.alanet.org/events/2020-events/mental-health-first-aid-certification

IMPORTANT: There is an additional fee to attend this course, taking place prior to the Intellectual Property Conference.

Are you interested in raising the bar on mental health training and awareness at your firm? A 2016 study found that between 21% and 36% of attorneys engage in problem drinking, while 28% experience some level of depression; 18% experience anxiety. In response to these and other findings, the ABA published the Well-Being Tool Kit for Lawyers and Employers in December 2018 to provide information and tools for improving well-being in the practice of law.

We are experiencing a well-being movement within the legal industry. This eight-hour Mental Health First Aid certification course will give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health challenge or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a person without medical training to assist an individual experiencing a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.