Free 'Mental Health First Aid' class offered Nov. 12 in Molalla; sign up today

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 11:49 a.m.


Mental Health First Aid logoThe Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is hosting a free "Mental Health First Aid" training on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Foothills Church (122 Grange Ave., Molalla).

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. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than you are to encounter someone having a heart attack.

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, skills and action plans 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.  Training is FREE and covers a book and snacks and drinks throughout the day.  

Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 503-829-5101 or email


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Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office