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Thursday
26
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Mental Health First Aid “Lite”

18:00
20:00
PBJ Connections
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PBJ Connections is opening our staff trainings to the community. Join us to learn about effective tools to assist someone experiencing mental health difficulties.

This training is free and held at the PBJ Connections Office – 9734 Jug St NW, Pataskala, OH 43062 on April 26th from 6- 8 PM.

This training is open to Social Workers, MFTs, and community members. EAGALA members, Social Workers and Counselors will recieve 2 CEU’s for participation.

Please RSVP to Holly@PBJConnections.org

Mental Health First Aid “Lite”-Presented by Penny C. Sitler, RA
Executive Director, Mental Health America of Licking County

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack – even if you have no clinical training – Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) gives you the tools to assist someone experiencing mental health difficulties. In this abbreviated MHFA session you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental illness and substance abuse, strategies for how to help someone, and where to turn for help.
Penny will cover common mental health challenges and introduce a five-step action plan for how to help people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use and disorders in which psychosis may occur, community resources and suggestions for self-care for people in helping roles.

The intent of this training is to reduce stigma and provide people that have no mental health background with some tools to help people in their communities.

Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist CEUs:
The Ohio University, College of Social Work is an approved provider of the Ohio CSWMFT Board. Social Work and MFT provider number: RST111002

Counselor CEUs:
The Ohio University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the Ohio CSWMFT Board for counselors. Counselor Provider number: RCX011401.