The Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) will be partnering with USA Mental Health First Aid to provide training to local community managers on how to help residents or visitors who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This national training provides the skills and background on how to address someone in a difficult situation get the help they need. Fortunately, there’s finally a more serious and caring conversation around mental health. Millions suffer with various mental health issues. Community managers and security staff may encounter someone having a drug overdose or experiencing suicidal thoughts. The training will teach professionals how to apply an action plan that assesses risk and helps find the appropriate medical or safety professional to help them.
In more urban areas, some communities see transient individuals coming into their communities and many of them need to be connected to the right mental health resources. This training will also assist managers in understanding the needs of these individuals and helping them get support, while protecting their residents. Look for this training in the Fall from the AMA.
Multihousing Friends will keep you up-to-date as soon as registration for this training opens up.
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This article was originally published in the June/July 2017 issue of Apartment News, the official print publication of the Arizona Multihousing Association. To order copies of this magazine for your office, contact the AMA.