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Mental Health First Aid (Session 1 of 4)
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ozarks Technical Community College-Ridgewood Valley Campus between Nixa and Ozark Missouri
The Mental Health First Aid training presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.
Participants who take the 8-hour course are certified as Mental Health First Aiders. They learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/program_overview/
To register call the Christian County University of Missouri Extension office 417-581-3558
The $60 will cover 12 hours of training on 4 nights (3 hours each night) The fee also covers refreshments, handout materials, and travel.