Would you know how to respond when a young person says they are depressed or are thinking of suicide? This free course will help you learn the skills you need to respond appropriately.
Join us for a youth-focused Mental Health First Aid course on Tuesday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Health Education, 740 SW Ninth St., Newport.
Sponsored by Samaritan Health Services, the eight-hour training uses role-playing to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis, give reassurance and information, as well as connect young people to the appropriate professional support and self-help strategies. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs that might be seen with adolescents experiencing mental health concerns.