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Owosso, MI: Mental health 'first aid' training offered for school staff, clergy, youth leaders

July 9, 2018, Owosso (MI) Argus-Press: Program offers mental health ‘first aid’ training https://www.argus-press.com/health/article_aaeb62cd-3671-5a92-9266-203cb891a222.html Youth mental health “first aid” training for adults who interact with youth is being offered at Shiawassee Health and Wellness, 1555 Industrial Drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26. The program intends to demonstrate how initial help is given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or is in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors) until appropriate professional or other help can be engaged, including peer and family support. This eight-hour course prepares members of the community (family, school staff, clergy, 4-H leaders, Girl/Boy Scout leaders and more) to provide aid to those youth in need. The fee is $25 and includes a manual, certification and lunch. Pre-registration is necessary prior to July 23.