October 15, 2019 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience the same types of behavioral health disorders as people without disabilities.  Common co-occurring psychiatric disorders include major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, impulse control disorders, personality disorders, major neurocognitive disorders and stereotypic movement disorders, among others. Often skills at supporting the needs of people with I/DD often does not include training in mental health.

Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. This 8-hour training (held over two Tuesdays) gives the skills you need to provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect to the appropriate care.

Join Santa Clara County Behavioral Health ECCAC Family Outreach and Engagement Instructors, Peggy Cho and Eramelisse de Castro for this two-day training happening on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 29. Individuals and families are invited.

Co-sponsored by the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health, and Parents Helping Parents.

Space is limited.  Please email david.grady@scdd.ca.gov to attend.

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