Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2011

‘Mental Health First Aid’ can assist in crisis

August 25, 2011

Just as people learn CPR and first aid to help out in emergencies, Mental Health First Aid training can equip participants to assist an individual experiencing a mental health crisis.  

Wyandot Center and PACES, Wyandotte County’s mental health providers, will offer this 12-hour program — open to the community — on  Thursday, Sept. 8, and Friday, Sept. 9. Sessions will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day with time for lunch and breaks. 

Registration fee for the 12-hour training is $40 per person and includes a manual. Sessions are interactive and will be at Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St., Kansas City, Kan.

Mental Health First Aid training is recognized worldwide for: saving lives; expanding knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments; reducing overall stigma by improving mental health “literacy.”

Register by calling Beth Yoder Stein at 913-328-4633 or emailing yoderstein_b@wmhci.org, or contact her to arrange Mental Health First Aid training for work or social groups.

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