Amber Kornreich has been trained to provide initial help to individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges through the Mental Health First Aid course offered by the National Council for Behaviorial Health. The training was taught by top Mental Health Attorney Educator, Joseph Ankus, Esquire, and offered tools to help “first aiders” identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.
The course explored topics including:
- Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
- Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders.
- A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis.
- Where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources.
Amber participated in the small group training through the Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Mental illnesses affect 1 in 5 Americans. Unfortunately many of these individuals suffer alone. Mental Health First Aiders are prepared for mental health crises, and stand ready to care for and assist clients, colleagues, and friends who may be experiencing mental health and substance abuse challenges.
Learn more about the Mental Health First Aid course by visiting: Mental Health First Aid.