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1 in 4 Adults will experience mental illness in their lifetime.

1 in 5 Adults will experience mental illness this year.

The Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK), Recovering Hope Treatment Center, Crisis Text Line and the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy is hosting an additional Mental Health First Aid Training Certification Course in Mora on Wednesday, December 4th, 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. FREE

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and connect them to appropriate care.

Did you know that 1 in 17 adults suffer from a serious mental illness during the past year? Only 41% of people with a mental illness use mental health services in any given year. We will discuss the impact and commonality of mental health challenge, learn how to identify signs, symptoms and other warning signs. The aim of Mental Health First Aid training is to demystify the topic of mental illness by increasing mental health literacy and decreasing the stigma.

Who should take this training?

  • Community Members
  • First Responders
  • Faith Leaders
  • Coaches
  • Caregivers
  • Teachers
  • Health Care Professionals

What the training covers:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use.
  • How to interact with a person in a crisis
  • How to connect a person with help.
  • How to administer Naloxone in the event of an overdose.

To register for this FREE course please click on this link. A light lunch, snacks and beverages will be available at no cost.

View informational click on the link below.

Mental Health First Aid Flyer_KanabecCounty2019_December.pdf


For HELP in EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA

In a life threatening situation or medical emergency, call your doctor or 911.

CRISIS phone line:
Call 800 523-3333 or text the word “MN” to 741741

Just need to talk to someone?
Wellness in the Woods 5:pm – 9:am Daily 844-739-6369
Minnesota NAMI Warmline 4:pm – 8:pm Thur – Sun 888-334-7754
Mental Health Advocacy Minnesota Warmline 5:pm-10:pm Mon – Sat 877-404-3190

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