Mental Health First Aid Training

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bengordoncenterThe stigma surrounding mental illness often prevents people from seeking help or even acknowledging that they need help. If they do want help, they don’t know where to turn. Plan to attend a Mental Health First Aid training to DeKalb County on July 31 and August 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m..  It is an important class that can help spread the awareness of mental illness while reducing the stigma.

Mental Health First Aid equips the public to help persons with mental illness connect to care. You will learn:
–The prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S. and the emotional and economic cost.
–The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.
–A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care.
–Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

Participants can receive certification and applicable CEUs for this eight hour class. It will be held at the Kishwaukee College Conference Center, Room A-225 The cost is $25 per person for the training to cover training materials & handouts. If you are interested in MHFA training or more information, please call Michelle at LaPage at 815-757-3488 or at bgcml@bengordoncenter.org.