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Catskill Regional Medical Center to Offer Free Mental Health First Aid Course

Catskill Regional Medical Center will host a two-day free Mental Health First Aid Course. The course will take place on September 23 and September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center located at 68 Harris Bushville Road, in Harris, NY.

Mental Health First Aid is a free, in-person training for anyone who wants to learn about mental illnesses and addictions, including risk factors and warning signs. The course is an 8-hour training that teaches a 5-step action plan to help a person in crisis connect with professional, peer, social and self-help care.

The course will be facilitated by Stephanie Parenti, Population Health Specialist for Community & Population Health Improvement at HealtheConnections. Using scenarios and role playing, participants are given the opportunity to practice their new skills and gain confidence in helping others who may be developing a mental health or substance use challenge, or those in distress.

Mental Health First Aid is appropriate for a variety of professionals working in primary and behavioral healthcare integration settings and for people with no prior training or experience with mental health or substance use. This event is open to the public but is also for hospital employees, EMS workers and anyone else who is interested in learning ways to support those in crises.

Registration is required and space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call 1-855-321-2762.

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