In support of the City of Ames “Mental Health Wellness, Recovery, and Resiliency Initiative,” the final session of Mental Health First Aid training is being offered on Wednesday, Aug. 25, and Thursday, Aug. 26. These sessions are free and open to the public.
“Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders,” said Julie Saxton, Mental Health Advocate with the Ames Police Department. “This training will give participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.”
The training session will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each night. Julie Saxton and Iowa State University Police Sgt. Tim Denger will be the presenters. The classes will be held in the auditorium at Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.
To register, email or call with your name, phone number, email address, and any special accommodations to Carly Watson, email@example.com or 515.239.5101.
The Mental Health Wellness Recovery, and Resiliency Initiative is a series of mental health speakers, trainings, and educational opportunities planned through September. These events are free and open to the public.
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