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Mental Health First Aid Training

West Texas Centers provides training opportunities to help community members gain knowledge and understanding about mental illness, while learning how to prevent, intervene and respond appropriately when a person is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid teaches you:

• Signs of addictions and mental illnesses

• 5 – step action plan to assess a situation and help

• Impact of mental and substance use disorders

• Local resources and where to turn for help.

Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aider

Be prepared - When a mental health crisis happens, know what to do

You can help - People with mental illnesses often suffer alone

Mental illnesses are common - 1 in 5 adults in any given year

You care - Be there for a friend, family member, or colleague

 

If you or your organizations are interested in Adult Mental Health First Aid or Youth Mental Health First Aid training, please contact jacob.castle@wtcmhmr.org  or amy.vidal@wtcmhmr.org 

We have the following courses for Youth Mental Health First Aid open for enrollment at Howard College

Up-Coming Youth Mental Health First Aid for 2017

Howard College, Big Spring

 

Adult- 8 AM to 5 PM with 1 hour lunch break

10-20-17

 

Youth- 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM with 1 hour lunch break 

8-9-17

9-12-17

10-24-17

11-7-17

12-6-17

 

To enroll for course please contact:

Courtney Burgans, Workforce Training Assistant-Howard College

1001 Birdwell Ln.
Big Spring, TX  79720
Office- 432-264-5131
Fax- 432- 264-5131
cburgans@howardcollge.edu