Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help offered to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves. (Please look below at 'Supporting Document' for general overview along with the description of course type-ADULT vs YOUTH).

What Participants Will Learn:
  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns.
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance use.
  • A 5-step ALGEE action plan to help someone developing a mental health concern or in crisis.
  • Available evidence-based professional, peer, and self-help resources.

Assess for risk of suicide or harm

Listen nonjudgmentally

Give reassurance and information

Encourage appropriate professional help

Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Lincoln County Behavioral Health Services

Youth Newport Office: 541-265-4179 

Adult Newport Office: 541-574-5960

Lincoln City Youth/Adult: 541-265-4196

National and Local Crisis Lines 24/7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Lincoln County Crisis Line 1-866-266-0288

Contact Information-Lincoln County Public Health Instructors

Jessica Palma 541-265-6611 ext 3327

Jennifer Versteeg 541-265-0465

​Samantha Schafer 541-265-6611 ext 3281