Mental Health First Aid Training Offered at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

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[March 03, 2017]  LINCOLN - Memorial Behavioral Health will host a session for the public to receive training to learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.

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 session.

“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

[Michael Leathers, Memorial Health Systems]


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