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 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.