|Mental Health First Aid â€“ Adult is offered by Alleghany Highlands Community Services|
Clifton Forge, VA (Jan. 31, 2020) - Alleghany Highlands Community Services Board will host the Mental Health First Aid - Adult programÂ on February 24th at Alleghany Highlands Community Services LifeSkills Building on 550 Pine Street Clifton Forge, VA.
Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attackâ€”weâ€™d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.
Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing anÂ action planÂ that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Because of the generous support of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, this training will be offered at no cost to participants. Space is limited so please sign up today.
To register, please visit www.eventbrite.com
DATE: February 24, 2020
TIME: 9 AM â€“ 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Alleghany Highlands Community Services Lifeskills Building 550 Pine Street Clifton Forge, VA
Free and open to public
For more information, please call Stephanie Hepler at 540-965-2100 ext. 128