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Mental Health First Aid Training

CLICK LINK FOR REGISTRATION FORM Certified Instructors Laurel Lemke, MS, and Michael Hardie WHEN: Saturday, November 17 TIME: 8 am – 5 pm WHERE: Parkland First Baptist Church 1016 112th St. S. Tacoma, WA 98444 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, Family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, Strengthen your community. Register through email to michael.hardie@optum.com.