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'Mental Health First Aid' Training at Atonement

Independent News - 4/4/2017

Lutheran Church of the Atonement will host "Mental Health First Aid" training on Saturday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This course uses a program manual, lecture, role-playing and simulations for offering initial help in a mental illness crisis. Trainees learn the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

"Mental Health First Aid" teaches participants a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health problems. A fee of $17 will cover the cost of the manual. A light breakfast and lunch will be included. Atonement Church is located at 1285 N. New Florissant Road, where Parker Road and Florissant Road intersect. Call Joyce Pingel, (314) 740-2137 or email Rev. Williams from Behavior Health Network at Everyone is welcome to attend.


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