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NGU to Host Free Mental Health First Aid Training to Public Safety Officials

Tigerville, SC – (January 31, 2019) On Feb. 22, 2019, North Greenville University (NGU) will host a free Mental Health First Aid training at its Tim Brashier Campus at 405 Lancaster Avenue in Greer. This groundbreaking eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late.

Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.

“Through this program, we hope to take the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems,” says Linda Rosenberg President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, which helped bring Mental Health First Aid to the U.S. in 2008. “When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they may need.”

In just ten years, Mental Health First Aid has become a full-blown movement in the United States—more than 1 million people are certified Mental Health First Aiders, and that number is growing every day.

“Our class is being offered to 911 dispatch staff, corrections officers, law enforcement, and other first responders,” said Becky Ulrich, director of clinical education in the department of PA medicine at NGU and course facilitator.

For more information or to participate in this Mental Health First Aid training course on Friday, Feb. 22, visit ngu.edu/professionalseries.com, or contact Becky Ulrich at 864- 663-0767, becky.ulrich@ngu.edu

   

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