Massachusetts Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Association

Mental Health First Aid

  • 04 May 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Littleton Police Station 500 Great Road (Rte.119) Littleton, MA
  • 3


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  • Instructor:  Sgt. Edmond “Ed” Bussiere, Littleton PD

    Littleton PD Training Room

    Start: 8:00 AM

    End:  Approx. 3PM

    Lunch and class material provided

  • Course Description: 

  • In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

    Topics covered:

  • ·       Depression and mood disorders
  • ·       Anxiety disorders
  • ·       Trauma
  • ·       Psychosis
  • ·       Substance Use disorders

    Interventions Learned:

    When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:

  • ·        Panic attacks
  • ·        Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • ·        Non-suicidal self-injury
  • ·        Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
  • ·        Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
  • ·        Reaction to a traumatic event

Many departments are moving toward requiring this training, including the MPTC.  The specific delivery of this program is design for police officers and delivered by a police officer.

David Querze

Emergency Management Director

Captain, Auxiliary Police

Town of Pepperell

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