Passavant Area Hospital Hosting Mental Health First Aid Training

Passavant Area Hospital is partnering with Memorial Behavioral Health to host a program later this month to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.

The program is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Meeting Room 3 at Passavant. Fee is $16.95 and includes a training manual.

Mental Health First Aid teaches signs of addictions and mental illnesses, a five-step action plan to assess a situation and help, the impact of mental health and substance use disorders, and local resources and where to turn for help. The four hospitals of Memorial Health System and Memorial Behavioral Health sponsor Mental Health First Aid for communities in central Illinois.

Register at memorialbehavioralhealth.org and click on the Mental Health First Aid link. For more information, call 217-757-2493 or email MBHTraining@mhsil.com.

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