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Free mental health first aid training offered

• Jun 10, 2019 at 11:27 AM

SANDUSKY — Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Counseling and Recovery Services will be offering a free Mental Health First Aid Training for residents of Erie and Ottawa counties.

The Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches one how to help a person who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. The training will teach those in attendance how to identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illness.

Dawn Kroh, LISW-S, LICDC-CS and Karen Russell, PCC-S, LCDC III, from Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services will teach on the following:

• Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems

• Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders

• A 5-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is in crisis

• Where to turn for help — professional, peer and self-help resources

Two classes will be offered - one for those who work with the youth, and one for those working with adults. Both classes will be located at The Chapel, 4444 Galloway Road, Sandusky.

Registration is required by June 14 for youth classes, and June 21 for the adults. Call 419-557-5177 to register.

• Youth Class: Thursday, June 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Adult Class: Thursday, June 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Attendance is limited to 24 people. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The Mental Health First Aid program is sponsored through funding provided by the Mental Health & Recovery boards of Erie and Ottawa counties, and the generosity of The Chapel.

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