Mental Health First Aid classes offered in January

Learn how to help a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor in need.  Get trained in Mental Health First Aid.

Training dates for Mental Health First Aid USA for the public will take place in Dubois County on:

January 23 and 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  ** must attend both days
March 14, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 25 and 26, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  ** must attend both days
The trainings will be held at the Memorial Hospital Medical Arts Building.

The evidence-based program teaches individuals how to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants learn general knowledge about a variety of mental illnesses, how to recognize them and how to respond to them.

The classes are being sponsored by the Dubois County Public Health Partnership, which has identified mental health as a local health concern. Volunteers Kim Dietz, Amy Dilger, Kara Glendening and Crista Linette have been trained to lead the classes.

Substance use disorders, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders and more are covered in the course.

Members of the health partnership hope the Mental Health First Aid training will become ingrained in the community and that classes will be offered on an ongoing basis. Enrollment fees of $35 per person will be reinvested in the program to pay for the manuals participants receive, other supplies and instructor training.

Register for the classes at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.   For questions, email Dubois County Health Department Administrative Director Donna Oeding at dcoeding@duboiscountyin.org or call 812-481-7050.

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