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Advocate Eureka Hospital offers Mental Health First Aid class

Woodford Times - 6/21/2018

Advocate Eureka Hospital will offer a Mental Health First Aid course Tuesday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the hospital, 101 S. Major St., Eureka.

Conducted in partnership with the Central Illinois Area Health Education Center, the course teaches participants how to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Participants will learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The program covers such topics as the warning signs of depression and suicidal behaviors, dealing with trauma and psychosis, the transformation of mental health care in the United States and much more.

The training is appropriate for parents, neighbors, students, first responders, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals and caring citizens.

Participants will come away with:

· Increased knowledge about signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illness and addictions;

· The ability to identify multiple sources of professional and self-help resources for those with mental health issues;

· Increased confidence and likelihood to help someone in mental distress;

· Improved mental wellness themselves.

The class is free and includes a book and lunch. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (toll free) 800.323.8622 or visit


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