Clackamas County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Mental Health First Aid' training March 5 in Molalla

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, 12:29 p.m.

 

Similar to 'First Aid' and CPR, 'Mental Health First Aid' teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises

Mental Health First Aid logoWHO: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and 25 local citizens

WHAT: Mental Health First Aid Training

WHEN: Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: 315 Kennel Ave, Molalla, OR 97038 [ map ]

WHY:
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.

The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Clackamas County Sheriff's Office personnel, 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.

Identified on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.  

For more information on Mental Health First Aid, click here.

Sergeant Jason Ritter and Deputy Tim Jackson invite you to join them to learn about Mental Health First Aid.  Cost of this training is $15.00 -- this covers a book and snacks and drinks throughout the day.  

Please email jasonrit@clackamas.us to reserve your spot today!
 

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Contact Info:
Sergeant Jason Ritter
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office