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Mental health trainings to be led by Partners in Prevention

ALPENA — Partners in Prevention is offering a variety of upcoming mental health training courses in Northeast Michigan.

Mental Health First Aid

A Mental Health First Aid course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health, 400 Johnson St., Alpena. The course is free to residents of Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency, or Presque Isle counties. If you live outside those counties, you may still participate, at a cost of $50, to be paid upon registration.

Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. All caring individuals can use the skills learned in this course to help someone.

Register will Genny at 989-358-7842 or ggrimshaw@nemcmh.org.

This course is made possible with funding by Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority.

ASIST

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) free two-day hands-on workshop will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 24 and 25 at Bismark Township Hall, 7662 Claus Road, Hawks. Both full days are required.

This training is for everyone over the age of 16 years who wants to help keep the people around them safe from suicide. Learn suicide intervention skills, a life-saving intervention model, and skills to help keep friends, family, and colleagues safe. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Register by calling 989-356-2880 or emailing programs@nemcpi.org.

This training is free (a $300 value) thanks to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mental Health Awareness and Training Grant Award.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid will be offered in three parts: a two-hour online pre-course to complete at your own pace prior to May 9; in-person instructor-led training from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on May 9 and again on May 14.

These free sessions are offered at TriPoint Church of God, 500 S. Brooke St., Alpena.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among youth. Caring adults looking to learn more about mental health and how to help youth are encouraged to attend this training, including parents/caregivers, teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth group leaders, and any adults that work with youth.

Register at 989-356-2880 or programs@nemcpi.org.

This training is free (a $250 value) thanks to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mental Health Awareness and Training Grant Award.

Youth Mental Health First Aid will again be offered in an all-day in-person session from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 29 at Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health, 400 Johnson St., Alpena.

For this session, there is no charge for residents of Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency, or Presque Isle counties.

Register by calling Genny at 989-358-7842 or emailing ggrimshaw@nemcmh.org.

Funding has been provided by NEMCMHA.

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