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One in five people will have a panic attack once in their lifetime. What would you do when this happens to a co-worker, loved one, or church member? Attend the [...]
One in five people will have a panic attack once in their lifetime. What would you do when this happens to a co-worker, loved one, or church member? Attend the Mental Health First Aid course to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to help, and how to guide the person to professional help. University of Missouri Extension and Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health are sponsoring Mental Health First Aid training on Tuesday, September 30 in Poplar Bluff.
The one-day training will be held at the First Presbyterian Church from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration fee is $20 which includes lunch and a workbook. Registration is usually $40 but this class is partially funded by a University of Missouri grant. Instructors, who are certified Mental Health First Aid Trainers, include Phyllis Flanigan, Human Development Specialist for University of Missouri Extension and Amber Windhorst, Prevention and Community Intervention Coordinator, from Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health.
This 8-hour course teaches people how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis situation. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems, where and when to get help, and what type of help has been shown to be effective. The purpose of the program is to also demystify the whole topic of mental illness, to increase mental health literacy, and to decrease any stigma.
Specific audiences for the training vary, but include key professions such as law enforcement, first responders, primary care professionals, nursing home staff, school administration and educators. Other participating entities include faith communities, employers, chambers of commerce, state policymakers, mental health advocacy organizations, shelter volunteers, families and the general public.
For more information and to register contact the University of Missouri Extension Center, 222 North Broadway, Poplar Bluff (686-8064). The registration form is found on our website extension.missouri.edu/butler. Deadline to register is Monday, September 22.
MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution
(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 8:00 am
First Presbyterian Church
301 N Main, Poplar Bluff, MO
University of Missouri Extension Center