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Mental health first aid training

Removing the stigma and empowering recovery

Kolmetz, Melodie J., MPAS, PA-C, EMT-P

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: February 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 2 - p 1–2
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000552721.83241.d9
AAPA Special Article

ABSTRACT The Mental Health First Aid course, from the National Council for Behavioral Health in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, is an 8-hour course that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Sixteen PAs took the course and hope to build a PA network of MHFA trainers.

Melodie J. Kolmetz is an assistant professor in the PA program at Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology Rochester, N.Y. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. The fellowship program described was funded with philanthropic support from AAPA and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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