Mental Health First Aid
Adult, Youth, Veterans, and Public Safety Modules all available.
We are excited to announce that Mental Health First Aid now offers a variety of delivery methods. Both Youth and Adult MHFA will be available in the same in person structure as it currently is, with new updated materials and statistics. Adult MHFA will be 7.5 hours, reduced by 30 minutes!. However, the Youth course will become a 6.5 hour course that will better fit with the needs of our educators. This will provide us the ability to fit the course more easily into school day length training sessions. Also, there will be a blended delivery method of each course available. This delivery method will include two hours of course material done through a virtual learning site, at the pace and the time preferred by the participant. The inclass portion of the blended method will be 4 hours in length. Finally, the National Council has been working diligently to create a virtual model of the program to adapt to issues related to COVID 19. We are very excited about these upcoming delivery methods!
Labette Center will be limiting the maximum number of participants to 15 for all scheduled in person classes. This will allow us to better create social distancing. Please understand when registering for a course that the 6 feet distance will not always be possible in the training room. Participants are welcome to take precautions as they see necessary.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an interactive public education program. Through the course, individuals are able to learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Labette Center is proud to be able to provide both the adult and youth versions of this course.
Labette Center is able to provide this course to Labette County and the surrounding areas. To schedule a course or find out about upcoming courses, please call 620-421-3770 and ask for Monica Simpson. You may also contact us by submitting your email address below and we will get back with you as quickly as possible.
Registration for the Mental Health First Aid course is $50.00 per person. Currently fees are being waived for individuals who reside in or work in Labette County through use of grant funding and other funding sources. Registration fees for individuals who do not live or work in Labette County are currently $25.00 per person. This cost is applied towards covering materials, books, lunch and snacks.
Monica Simpson, Administrative Assistant/ Public Relations/ Marketing - joined the staff at LCMHS in 2004 as a front desk receptionist. In April of 2008, she became the Administrative Assistant/Public Relations & Marketing Specialist for Labette Center. Born in Northwest Arkansas, her family moved to southeast Kansas where she then spent most of her school age years in St. Paul. Upon graduation from high school, she left to attend Fort Hays State University. Returning to the area in 2001, and completing her bachelor's degree at Pittsburg State University. In 2014 she received her MLS in Social Networking from Fort Hays State University. Simpson and her family currently reside in Southeast KS. In 2009 she participated in, and graduated from, the Leadership Parsons 2008-2009 Class. Simpson became a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor in March of 2013 and a Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor in May of 2013. Simpson also holds a designation for the Rural application of MHFA, specifically geared toward rural communities, as well as the public safety and veterans modules.
Do you have questions about Mental Health First Aid? Simply fill out the form to the left and we will be happy to answer any questions about this ground breaking program! Find out more today, and learn how YOU can save a life!
Nikkii Rosenstiel BSW, Children's Community Based Support Coordinator - joined LCMHS in 2003 as a case manager. She later became a Navigator's Group Leader, and currently serves as Psychosocial Coordinator. In July of 2016 she became the Children's Community Based Support Coordinator. Rosenstiel received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Pittsburg State University in 2000 and prior to working for LCMHS, worked as an Adoption Social Worker for the Kansas Children's Service League, as well as working as a Public Benefits Specialist for Midland Professional Group. She completed the Leadership Labette program in 2014. In 2014 Rosenstiel became certified in both Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor. A Kansas native, Rosenstiel enjoys spending time with her family and loves sports, both playing and watching them and proud to call Parsons home.
October 29th, 2020 8:00am - 1:30pm
Youth Version - Virtual
December 16th, 2020 8:00am - 2:30pm
Adult Version - Virtual
January 20th, 2021 8:00am - 3:30pm
Youth Version - at LCMHS
March 11th, 2021 8:00am - 4:30pm
Adult Version - at LCMHS
*Space for classes is limited. Participants MUST register in advance for virtual classes.