Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Oh snap. I'm teaching Mental Health First Aid classes in Spanish now.


On yesterday, I taught my third Adult Mental Health First Aid course in Spanish for an agency of home health care workers in el Bronx on behalf of the enrichment and education arm of the 1199 National Health Care Workers’ Union, the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Fund.

I’ve been teaching these classes, in English, for adults and those working/living/interacting with adolescents across NYC (and a few hospitals, offices, and schools elsewhere) since the spring of 2017. But since December, I’ve been zooming back and forth recharging with and supporting my family in Virginia and teaching in various 1199 sites around New York City, getting my body and my life back together, and not relaxing enough.


I appreciate and enjoy teaching the Mental Health First Aid course because it offers an approachable, non-clinical way to dive into the mental and emotional health and substance abuse challenges that affect every one of us in some way. Though we follow a comprehensive curriculum, every class is different because each participant brings a unique perspective, es una clase súper interactiva, and cathartic tangents rain from the sky.


And I learn just as much as the participants.

Read the rest over at The Extraordinary Negroes.

Two years ago: So I Just Became a Mental Health First Aid Instructor And Here Is What I Learned (Very Smart Brothas)

WANT TO TALK ABOUT A YOUTH OR ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR YOUR OFFICE/ORGANIZATION/COMMUNITY/SCHOOL? 

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