Mental Health First Aid certification class to be held in Baileyville

Similar to First Aid and CPR training, Mental Health First Aid training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. It teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises.

Students, childcare providers, healthcare workers, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, social workers, behavioral healthcare workers, and local citizens are encouraged to complete this useful training.

Highland Community College Human Services Program is hosting a Mental Health First Aid training in Baileyville. The training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at HCC Western Center, 313 Nemaha in Baileyville.

Participants successfully completing the training will be issued a Certificate from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Please e-mail or call 785-597-0127 for more information or to pre-register.

The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Highland Community College, 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.

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.

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