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Free Mental Health First Aid Courses Available
After a very successful 2015, Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare is heading out again to promote Mental Health First Aid courses throughout the region. This coming year they will have some new offerings. Region 6 is now able to offer the specialized Youth Mental Health First Aid curriculum in addition to the adult curriculum courses already available.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.
Region 6 is also working to make courses more accessible for all audiences by including more evening and weekend courses. These courses are completely free and available to the public.
Check The Kim Foundation event calendar for upcoming trainings, or go to www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org to find a training near you!
To register for a course through Region 6 please email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Jill Hamilton, The Kim Foundation Project Coordinator
Jill graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Speech Communication from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2009. Since becoming Project Coordinator at The Kim Foundation in April 2014, she has become an active member of the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition, The Omaha Metro Hoarding Taskforce, the Early Childhood Mental Health Coalition, the Metro Area LOSS Team, and is helping lead a community-wide health improvement initiative with the Douglas County Health Department called, “Just Reach Out,” which is focused on improving the people’s view on mental and behavioral health treatment.