Mental Health First Aid
Mental illness is very prevalent in our society, with nearly
20% of Americans personally affected. Many do not know that they have an
illness. Others are aware, but either do not want or know how to obtain
treatment. To compound the problem, less than half of those with mental illness
are ever treated.
For someone developing these illnesses, the first line of
defense is first aid. That is why our chapter is hosting an eight-hour Mental
Heath First Aid class, to be taught by North Central Behavioral Health Systems.
Our joint goal is to raise awareness, reduce the stigma associated with the
subject, and prepare people to help those affected by mental health illnesses. With
such a large portion of the population having mental health problems, this
course is useful for anyone and everyone.
By taking this course, you will learn how to help those
developing mental health problems, be able to mitigate their situation, and
direct them to professional help.
For even more information, visit the North Central Behavioral
Health Systems website here.
Classes will be held at Illinois Valley Community College in
room CTC124, on January 21st and 28th, from 5PM – 9PM. Refreshments
will be provided. The total cost is $20, which includes eight hours of instruction
and a textbook, to be paid on the first class day.
To sign up for the class, please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(815)-579-2328. Please include your name, phone number, email, and residential address.