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(405 ILCS 105/25)
Objectives of the training program.
The Illinois Mental Health First Aid training program shall be designed to train individuals to accomplish the following objectives as deemed appropriate for the individuals to be trained, taking into consideration the individual's age:
(1) Build mental health and substance use disorder
literacy designed to help the public identify, understand, and respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.
(2) Assist someone who is believed to be developing
or has developed a mental health disorder or a substance use disorder or who is believed to be experiencing a mental health disorder or a substance use disorder crisis. Such assistance shall include the following:
(A) Knowing how to recognize the symptoms of a
mental health disorder or a substance use disorder.
(B) Knowing how to provide initial help.
(C) Knowing how to guide individuals requiring
assistance toward appropriate professional help, including help for individuals who may be in crisis.
(D) Knowing how to provide comfort to the person
experiencing a mental health disorder or a substance use disorder.
(E) Knowing how to prevent a mental health
disorder or a substance use disorder from deteriorating into a more serious condition which may lead to more costly interventions and treatments.
(F) Knowing how to promote healing, recovery, and
(Source: P.A. 100-759, eff. 1-1-19