Doña Ana County will offer certified Mental Health First Aid Training to help the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. This groundbreaking public-education program is offered at no cost to the public.
The interactive 12-hour course is an overview of mental illnesses and substance-abuse disorders that gives participants an opportunity to learn how to recognize risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, understanding their impacts and identifying common treatments.
Anyone who takes the free 12-hour course will be certified as a Mental Health First Aider and will learn a 5-step action plan that includes skills, resources and knowledge to help those in crisis connect with the appropriate care.
Mental Health First Aid Training is offered at the following times and locations:
Doña Ana County Government Center
845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M.
May 10 and 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vado/Del Cerro Community Resource Center
180 Le Fe Avenue, Vado, N.M.
May 14 and 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information or to register in one of the above trainings, please contact Sabrina Tang at (303) 541-0311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration form is also available on the Doña Ana County web site at http://www.donaanacounty.org/health/.
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Reporters seeking more information or interviews: may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.