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Program offers mental health ?first aid' training

The Argus-Press - 7/10/2018

OWOSSO - Youth mental health "first aid" training for adults who interact with youth is being offered at Shiawassee Health and Wellness, 1555 Industrial Drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.July 26.

The program intends to demonstrate how initial help is given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or is in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors) until appropriate professional or other help can be engaged, including peer and family support.

This eight-hour course prepares members of the community (family, school staff, clergy, 4-H leaders, Girl/Boy Scout leaders and more) to provide aid to those youth in need.

The fee is $25 and includes a manual, certification and lunch. Pre-registration is necessary prior to July 23.

Mail or drop off payment to Shiawassee Health & Wellness, 1555 Industrial Drive, Owosso, MI 48867. To learn more about the training, call (989) 723-6791 or email at


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