Sec. 1001.202. GRANTS FOR TRAINING OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINERS. (a) To the extent funds are appropriated to the department for that purpose, the department shall make grants to local mental health authorities to contract with persons approved by the department to train employees or contractors of the authorities as mental health first aid trainers.
(b) The department shall make each grant to a local mental health authority under this section in an amount equal to $1,000 times the number of employees or contractors of the authority whose training as mental health first aid trainers will be paid by the grant.
(c) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 836 , Sec. 8(1), eff. June 17, 2015.
(d) The executive commissioner shall adopt rules to establish the requirements for a person to be approved by the department to train employees or contractors of a local mental health authority as mental health first aid trainers. The rules must ensure that a person who is approved by the department is qualified to provide training in:
(1) the potential risk factors and warning signs for various mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, and self-injury;
(2) the prevalence of various mental illnesses in the United States and the need to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness;
(3) an action plan for use by the employees or contractors that involves the use of skills, resources, and knowledge to assess a situation and develop and implement an appropriate intervention to help an individual experiencing a mental health crisis obtain appropriate professional care; and
(4) the evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help individuals with mental illness.
(e) Two or more local mental health authorities may collaborate and share resources to provide training for employees or contractors of the authorities under this section.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1306 (H.B. 3793), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 836 (S.B. 133), Sec. 3, eff. June 17, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 836 (S.B. 133), Sec. 8(1), eff. June 17, 2015.