Anchorage

 Sept 13th 8:30am-5:30pm Adult MHFA

Sept 14th 8:30am-5:30pm Youth MHFA*

*for adults

@ VA Healthcare System - 1201 N. Muldoon Rd

 

Kenai

Sept 17th 8:30am-5:30pm Adult MHFA

Sept 18th 8:30am-5:30pm Youth MHFA*

*for adults

@ The Venue KP - 51120 Sea Quest #B

 

"This course was worth my day, time, and energy! I wish EVERYONE would take the adult classes.

There was a great mix of real-world examples, bookwork, and videos. Sierra kept the group engaged and able to learn from one another."

 

"After taking this class I feel more thoughtful and intentional about how I approach mental health. It has great practical experience, especially for police officers, health care workers, and court employees."

"If you are an educator, you MUST take this course."

-Past Participants

This training is to...

  • understand the signs and symptoms of mental health illness

  • be able to talk about mental health confidently 

  • support family, friends, clients, and strangers to get help

  • identify a crisis situation and what to do to respond

  • reduce stigma and myths about mental health illness

  • receive a nationally recognized certification and resource manual for Mental Health First Aid

This training is NOT...

  • to learn how to diagnose someone

  • to become a therapist

  • to save the world (but you may help save someone)

Topics Include...

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Psychosis

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Trauma

  • The ALGEE Action Plan

  • Interventions for: panic attacks, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, nonsuicidal self-injury, acute psychosis

 
Questions about Mental Health First Aid? Email info@invitationwellness.com

About The Facilitator

Sierra Frost knows about mental/emotional health personally, professionally, and passionately.

Eleven years ago she started her journey in the field of child development and family dynamics through early childhood education, then special education. She now works with adolescent and adult individuals through coaching and workshops, as well as speaking events with organizations to understand topics such as trauma, mental health, and human development.

Sierra specializes in coaching people to recover from childhood adversity or long-term patterns caused by trauma. Her mission is to revolutionalize mental health in America by empowering everyday communities with accessible support and recovery skills. She is thrilled to bring her expertise to empower you to confidently care for yourself and your loved ones.

Sierra has experience in the fields of education, juvenile justice, social services, behavioral health, yoga, massage therapy, and entrepreneurship. She has also studied and practices related modalities such as mindfulness and neurology, CBT, DBT, NLP, Mental Health First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, and various communication training. She has worked with mental health professionals, legal professionals, law enforcement, and educators to incorporate mental and emotional supports into their work. Sierra has taught support skills and practices to clients in behavioral health organizations, addiction recovery facilities, homeless shelters, jails, and recovery centers for girls impacted by sex-trafficking.

Sierra is originally from Homer, AK and has studied with: Yoga for 12-Step-Recovery, Yoga Prison Project, Mental Health First Aid USA, Passion Yoga School, Healing Arts Institute, Alaska Pacific University, Child Development Associate Council,

and leaders in the field of trauma and somatic experiences such as Bessel Van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Dan Siegel, Pat Ogden, and Ruth Buczynski through the NICABM.

 When Sierra is not teaching, coaching, and speaking, you can find her writing, kickboxing, volunteering, and traveling the world.