Mental Health First Aid USA training set

JASPER — Mental Health First Aid USA training for the public are scheduledc in Dubois County.

The evidence-based program teaches individuals how to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants learn general knowledge about a variety of mental illnesses, how to recognize them and how to respond to them.

The classes are being sponsored through the Dubois County Public Health Partnership, which has identified mental health as a local health concern. Volunteers Kim Dietz, Amy Dilger, Kara Glendening and Crista Linette have been trained to lead the classes.

Substance use disorders, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders and more are covered in the course.

Members of the health partnership hope the Mental Health First Aid training will become ingrained in the community and that classes will be offered on an ongoing basis. Enrollment fees of $35 per person will be reinvested in the program to pay for the manuals participants receive, other supplies and instructor training. Financial aid is available for those in need.

Mental Health First Aid classes open to the public will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19 aqnd 20 (must attend both days), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21, 2019, (must attend both days) and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10, 2019 at the Memorial Hospital Medical Arts Building.

Register for the classes at For questions, email Dubois County Health Department Administrative Director Donna Oeding at or call 812-481-7050.

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