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Mental Health/First Aid Training

posted Aug 16, 2017, 12:11 PM by Rachel Depew   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 12:11 PM ]
1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late.

Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.

The Sheridan Police Department will be offering Mental Health First Aid training on September 30, 2017. Class size is limited and the cost is $20.00 a person. If you are interested in signing up or would like more information, please contact Officer Howie Fitzpatrick at hfitzpatrick@sheridanpolice.com or 307-672-2413.

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Rachel Depew,
Aug 16, 2017, 12:11 PM
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