Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mental Health First Aid

L>R: Teresa (Piccolotti) Sitz, Ken Sitz, Jill Reinig

FOWV board members Ken Sitz, Jill Reinig, and Teresa Sitz were certified on July 2nd in Mental Health First Aid, after eight hours of training through the Riverside University Health System.

“There are people in our community who deal with various mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. We wanted to educate ourselves, and learn better ways to communicate with them and offer resources,” said Teresa Sitz. “We now know how to destigmatize mental illness so that people can feel safe to reach out for support."

"Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour Evidence Based training that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and Substance Abuse, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. Course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis."

To register or for more information please contact: Adult Mental Health First Aid Prevention and Early intervention at: PEI@ruhealth.org

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