Mental Health First Aid® is an 8-hour national certification course that is designed to teach the skills to recognize the signs of a mental health or substance use disorder crisis, identify community resources, and link individuals in need of treatment and support to the proper resources. An in-person course, Mental Health First Aid® teaches participants a 5-step action plan that can be used to help those in need.
Z-Cares Trainers, certified by the National Council for Behavioral Health, will provide training to community adults to create better awareness and strategies around supporting youth mental health.
'It's CPR for Mental Health!'
Z-Cares Foundation, in partnership with IndieFlix Foundation hosts screenings of the documentary Angst. Angst is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.
Home Discussion Guides
Z-Cares provides Guided topics of discussion for Angst audience participants designed for parents / guardians and teens to conduct meaningful conversations at home.
Z-Cares Foundation developed the Step Forward event as a way to open up the conversation about Mental Health and keep it going. This customizable Event can combine any and all Z-Cares offerings into a single meaningful event.
In addition to the power of discussion, a Mental Health Fair allows families to speak with mental health providers as well as meet local youth organizations to understand the care process.
The Step Forward Event is fully customizable and can be a 1 or 2 day event. Z-Cares Foundation can work with you to develop a plan to fit your needs.