ESCANABA – The NorthCare Network, in partnership with the Delta County Veterans Service Office and the Delta County Veterans Council are offering a free Mental Health First Aid class for veterans, family members, veteran caregivers and community members. Below are some of the important reasons you or someone you know should attend this class. We are losing too many veterans to mental illness across the country. This course can help you get the time it takes for emergency responders to arrive or to get professional treatment.
– People who enroll in local Mental Health First Aid courses learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems.
– You will be certified in Mental Health First Aid for 3 years. Similar to traditional CPR/First Aid courses.
– Also similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who develops a mental health problem or is experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis is resolved.
– Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – improving public knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connecting people to care for their mental health or substance use problems.
The class is Wednesday, October 12th at the Delta County Veterans Service Office (Delta County Service Center – 2840A College Ave. Escanaba) from 8 am to 5 pm The class is free and pizza will be provided for lunch /water/soda.
Class size is limited, so call 906-786-7228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The deadline for registration is October 5.
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