Course in Mental Health First Aid offered July 23

BATAVIA, Ohio (July 17, 2014)  — An 8-hour course in Mental Health First Aid will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 23 at the Child Focus Training Center, 551-B Cincinnati Batavia Pike.
The course, which will be led by Mary Makley Wolff, M.S., teaches participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps participants identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. It is especially helpful to people who do not have a background in mental health counseling, said Karen Scherra, Executive Director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

Participants will learn:
• Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
• Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders.
• A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis.
• Where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources.

The course costs $25, which covers the cost of materials.

Mental Health First Aid courses have been attended by police officers, teachers, nurses, Human Resources administrators, faith leaders and other community members.

Click here for details and to register.