The eight-hour certification course, Mental Health First Aid, will
be offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 200 Stahlhut Drive, Lincoln.
The cost is $16.95, which provides the training manuals for each
“Most people know how to recognize and appropriately react to
medical emergencies, but there is little knowledge in the general
public about what to do in a mental health crisis,” said Jan Gambach,
president of Memorial Behavioral Health, an affiliate of Memorial
Health System. "This session will provide people in our community
with the resources they need to know how to respond."
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Mental Health First Aid teaches signs of addictions and mental illnesses, a
five-step action plan to assess a situation and help, the impact of mental and
substance use disorders, and local resources and where to turn for help.
For more information, contact Heather Sweet at 217-588-7804 or
Online registration is required. To register, visit MemorialBehavioralHealth.org.
[Michael Leathers, Memorial Health