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Youth Mental Health First Aid sessions planned

Albany Democrat-Herald - 5/4/2017

Two free Youth Mental Health First Aid training classes are planned in the mid-valley.

The eight-hour course trains parents, school staff, and other adults who interact with adolescents on a regular basis.

Sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.May 15 at the Gates Rural Fire District and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.June 5 at the Lebanon Boys & Girls Club.

Participants will learn about a five-step action plan to help adolescents in both crisis and noncrisis situations; gain insight and basic knowledge into common mental health and addiction challenges; learn about connections to appropriate mental health and addiction services and support; strengthen skills and abilities on how to identify and reach out to adolescents in distress and crisis.

For more information, contact Shannon Percy, Linn County Health Services, at 541-967-3819 or email

The training is sponsored by Project AWARE-C Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Linn County Health Services, the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs, Oregon Pacific Area Health Education Center, and Spirit Mountain Community Fund.


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