Fri, Feb 23|
Harbor of Hope | Mental Health Support Training
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of those who cross your path who are struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders? This two-session adult class is designed to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and compassion to offer initial help and support to those struggling.
Time & Location
Feb 23, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
St. Jude, 4600 Preserve Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35226, USA
About the event
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of those who cross your path who are struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders? If so, register for our mental health support training class, Harbor of Hope. This two-session adult class is designed to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and compassion to offer initial help and support to those struggling with mental health issues. It will be taught by Dr. Dale Wisely, PhD, Prince of Peace’s director of adult education and family life.
At a time when mental health challenges and substance abuse disorders are increasingly prevalent, there's a dire need for more understanding, support, and intervention. This course isn't just about learning; it's about becoming a beacon of hope and a pillar of support for those in need.
At this class you will learn how to:
- Recognize the Signs. Understand the early indicators of key mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance abuse disorders.
- Respond to Suicide Concerns. Learn the fundamentals of responding to someone who is feeling suicidal.
- Offer Supportive Communication. Develop skills for empathetic and non-judgmental conversation to encourage openness and trust.
- Offer Initial Intervention. Learn how to provide initial support and guide individuals towards professional help.
Instructor details: Dale Wisely PhD, director of family life and adult education at Prince of Peace, has been a child and adolescent clinical psychologist for 40 years. Dr. Wisely earned his MS and PhD degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis. He served his clinical internship at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Medicine in Charleston. He also earned a master's degree in theological studies from Spring Hill College, a Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama where he serves on the adjunct faculty and co-teaches a course in psychology and spiritual direction.