Mental Health First Aid

February 4th (Saturday) 8:30-4:30 at the Bennington Public Library community room.

Do you wish you knew what to do or where to go or who to call when you or a friend or family was having a crisis? Perhaps a parent is struggling with dementia, a child is depressed, or a neighbor is battling addiction. You can be empowered here!

Are curious about what to do with someone you know that lives with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, or dementia? Do you have a desire to say the right things and show support for people that struggle with getting through the day?

The Mental Health First Aid course is coming to Bennington. This is a national best-practice curriculum that helps people better understand the signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. You’ll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

• Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
• Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
• Understand how to interact with a person in crisis.
• Know how to connect a person with help.
• Use resources available, including 988 crisis line.

There is no cost to participants as the funding is sponsored through Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare.

Register at this Link: