Letter to the Editor: Mental health first aid class scheduled

Dear Editor:
I wanted to let all the agencies that have expressed an interest in getting some of their staff trained in Mental Health First Aid that Mind Springs Health will be holding a classes on Jan. 16 and 23 at Rangely District Hospital.
We will have some slots that are open to the public. It is an eight-hour class done in two sessions. Staff can get eight hours of CEU credits from Dora if they need this by attending the class.
Class participants also get a resource manual on mental health and substance use disorders.
It is an evidence-based class and is being recommended to all communities to help prevent tragedies from happening like school shootings, the Aurora incident, etc.
Participants will learn how to recognize symptoms when someone is having a mental health or substance abuse crisis. They will also learn about different mental health conditions and the early or late warning signs.
Please email me or call to register. I will need a name and the email of attendees.
This class will be taught with two trainers from Mind Springs Health. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call.
The class cost is $35 per person.
Margot Robb, LCSW, LAC, MAC
Program Director
Rio Blanco County
267 6th Street,
Office: 970-878-5112
Cell: 970-366-0578

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