The Mental Health Association In Forsyth County (MHA)
Triad Mental Health Trainings
Education is “key” to reducing the stigma long associated with mental illness. MHA provides trainings that are evidence-based and designed to educate individuals and organizations. We strive to create an environment of understanding and acceptance for individuals living with mental illness.
CIT For Law Enforcement & Other First Responders
Crisis Intervention Team Training
MHA is the lead agency in the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program in Forsyth County.
5 Day Training
CIT is a 5-day training for law enforcement, such as patrol, detention, campus police, EMS, fire, probation and other related personnel to help them recognize the signs and symptoms of persons experiencing a mental health crisis.
Tools to Help
CIT gives first responders additional tools to help them de-escalate a person in a mental health crisis in a safe and humane manner.
CIT helps individuals in crisis access services – as an alternative to jail when appropriate.
Developed by the National Empowerment Center, MHA partners & NAMI-NW Piedmont NC
Hearing Voices that are Distressing
Participants will hear simulated voices and simultaneously undertake a series of tasks including:
Group activity in a mock day treatment program
This simulation is followed by a debriefing and discussion period on how we can all better communicate with someone who lives with auditory hallucinations.
This training is beneficial for anyone in the community, including professionals in human services, public services, faith communities, educators and healthcare.
Reducing the stigma long associated with mental illness
Mental Health 101 Educational Trainings
MHA offers “Mental Health 101” trainings to anyone in the community interested in learning more about mental health, how to help someone in distress and local resources for help in our community.
Each training is tailored to meet the needs, expectations of the target audience.
Education, understanding and compassion are vital to reducing the stigma long associated with mental illness.
Target recipients for this training include:
Spread awareness, understanding associated with mental illness
Awareness and Prevention Trainings | Events
MHA works to spread awareness, understanding and to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Radio and Television Interviews
Depression and Anxiety Screenings
Participation In Community Health Fairs And Other Events
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer – Suicide Education and Prevention)
A simple and powerful process for creating the life and wellness you want.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan Trainings
The MHA offers several 20-hour certified WRAP trainings annually.
Classes are limited to 12 participants and are led by two trained peers that use WRAP in their own recovery.
This course is often utilized by those seeking NC Peer Support Certification. There is a small fee to cover the cost of the training manual and workbook.
Guides participants with lived experience of mental illness through the process of identifying and understanding their personal wellness resources.
Trainings encourages hope, personal responsibility, emotional regulation, the creation of a crisis plan and self-advocacy.
A tool that can be used for a lifetime
Classes are open to anyone who wants to create positive change in their lives or the lives of other people.
Helps participants develop an individualized plan to use these resources daily.
NEXT TRAINING FEBRUARY 2024