Highland Community College

Mental Health First Aid Training

Highland Community College Human Service program is hosting a Mental Health First Aid Certification Class at the HCC Western Center in Baileyville from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm on Friday, April 21. This course is similar to First Aid and CPR training.  The class will

• Help the public better identify and understand mental health

• Help individuals respond to signs of mental illness

• Teach individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises.

Behavioral Healthcare Workers and local citizens are encourages to attend this useful training.

The fee of the certification is $50 per participant and includes lunch, beverages, and a snack. Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a Certificate of Completion from the National Council of Behavioral Health.

To register email Perry@highlandcc.edu or call 785-597-0127.

The National Council for Behavioral health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Highland Community College, to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental health challenges-- such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance use -- are shockingly common in the US. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

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