Dubois County Health Department offers Mental Health First Aid Classes

Learn how to help a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor in need. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid.

The Dubois County Health Department says training dates for Mental Health First Aid USA for the public will take place in Dubois County on:

• June 6 & 7, from 8 am till 12:30 m You must attend both days

• August 29th from 8 am till 5 pm

• September 19th & 20th from 8am till 12:30. You must attend both days

• November 14th from 8 am till 5 pm

• February 20th & 21st, 2019 from 8 am till 12:30 pm. Once again, you must attend both days

• And April 10th, 2019 from 8 am till 5 pm

The trainings will be held at the Memorial Hospital Medical Arts Building.

The evidence-based program teaches individuals how to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Participants learn general knowledge about a variety of mental illnesses, how to recognize them and how to respond to them.

The classes are being sponsored through the Dubois County Public Health Partnership, which has identified mental health as a local health concern. The trainers are Kim Dietz a Community Volunteer, Amy Dilger from Best Home Furnishings, Kara Glendening from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and Crista Linette with Meyer Distributing.

Substance use disorders, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders and more are covered in the course.

Members of the health partnership hope the Mental Health First Aid training will become ingrained in the community and that classes will be offered on an ongoing basis. Enrollment fees of $35 per person will be reinvested in the program to pay for the manuals participants receive, other supplies and instructor training.

Register for the classes at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

For questions, email Dubois County Health Department Administrative Director Donna Oeding at dcoeding@duboiscountyin.org or call 812-481-7050.

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