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Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults

About This Event

  • Event Type:Community Health Education
  • Event Capacity:30

This powerful and enlightening 8 hour comprehensive course is presented by the El Dorado County Mental Health Department.

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training — which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of adults over the age of 65 — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.


  • A discussion of life changes that occur in older adults.
  • A discussion of the specific risk factors faced by older adults, such as chronic health conditions.
  • How to discern the difference between talking about death and suicidal ideation.
  • A breakdown of psychosis, dementia and delirium.
  • How to communicate effectively with those who need help while using respectful language.
  • How to combat the stigma around substance-related problems in the older adult population.

This class is a two-day event, occurring June 21st - June 22nd (Wed-Thur), from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  

There is no charge for this class.

Registration is required.

Contact Information:

Please contact (530) 626-2990 or

  • Price: Free
  • Registration Instructions: Online Registration