Mental Health First Aid Classes at Highland Community College Perry Center January 17

published November 18, 2019Mental Health First Aid Classes at Highland Community College Perry Center January 17

The Jefferson County Suicide Prevention Taskforce is partnering with Highland Community College, Human Services Program, to host a Mental Health First Aid Youth training for Jefferson County Residents.


Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will be held on Friday, January 17 from 8 AM to 4 PM on the campus of Highland Community College Perry Center, located at 203 West Bridge, Perry, Kansas.


Similar to First Aid and CPR training, MHFA training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. This training teaches individuals how to help those who might be experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Students, childcare providers, health care workers, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, social workers, behavioral healthcare workers, youth leaders, and local citizens are encouraged to complete this useful training.


Participants will receive a certificate from the National Council for Behavioral Health upon successful completion of the training. To pre-register, call 785-442-6400 or email humanservices@highlandcc.edu.


The course fee is $20 for Jefferson County residents thanks to a Suicide Prevention grant from the Tower Foundation. The $20 includes lunch, beverages, and snacks.


The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Highland Community College, to provide Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help adults and youth 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 United States.  In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year.


For questions about the event contact Eleanor Hensley at Highland Community College at humanservices@highlandcc.edu or by phone at 785-442-6400. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.


Since 1858 Highland Community College, the first college in the state of Kansas has been providing quality education in Northeast Kansas and serves nine counties and 3,600 students from around the world. Learn more at www.highlandcc.edu.

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