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  • Attend mental health first aid training to be prepared

  • One in five people have a panic attack once in their lifetime. Would you know what to do if this happened to a co-worker, loved one, or church member?
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  • One in five people have a panic attack once in their lifetime. Would you know what to do if this happened to a co-worker, loved one, or church member?
    Attend Mental Health First Aid course to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to help, and how to guide the person to professional help. The University of Missouri Extension Center will host the Mental Health First Aid two-day training on Fridays, Nov. 15 and 22 in Camdenton.
    The two-day training mental health awareness training will be held from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Registration is $50 and includes a workbook.
    Pre-registration is required by Friday, Nov. 1.
    Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for an additional $15 upon completion of training from Missouri Institute of Mental Health.
    Instructors are Sarah Traub and Lisa Wallace, Human Development and Family Studies Specialists for University of Missouri Extension.
    The Mental Health First Aid course will teach participants to recognize mental health problems, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide the individual to professional help.
    The aim of the program is to demystify the whole topic of mental illness and to increase mental health literacy and to decrease any stigma.
    Specific audiences may include key professions such as law enforcement, first responders, primary care professionals, nursing home staff, school administration and educators.
    Other participating entities include faith communities, employers, chambers of commerce, state policymakers, mental health advocacy organizations, shelter volunteers, families and the general public.
    For more information and to register contact the University of Missouri Extension Office, 44 Roofener Street (PO Box 1405),Camdenton, MO at 573-346-2644.
    Registration form can be found on our website www.extension.missouri.edu/camden
    MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.

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