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Axis Health System: Mental Health First Aid Training
December 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
FREE Mental Health First Aid’ Training in Cortez
December 7, 2019
Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises
WHAT: Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Anyone can take the Mental Health First Aid course: first responders, faith community leaders, coaches, and other caring citizens.
Axis Health System is providing this course free of charge.
WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:30am-5pm. RSVP is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MHFAcortez
WHERE: Cortez Integrated Healthcare, 691 E Empire, Cortez, CO 81321
WHO: Axis Health System trainers, Chris Ziegler and Gary Meisner
WHY: 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. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Axis Health System staff, to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.
For more information, please contact Haley Leonard Saunders/Director of Public Relations/Axis Health System at 314.368.2723/ firstname.lastname@example.org.