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Free class offered on Adult Mental Health First Aid

The Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and Blue Ridge Community & Technical College announce a free Adult Mental Health First Aid class on Thursday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4. p.m. This continues a series of interesting and informative seminars, and will be held at Blue Ridge Community & Technical College at the Pines Opportunity Center in Berkeley Springs.

Learn how to approach a person having a mental health issue and have an action plan to assist them.

Mental Health First Aid is more critical than ever.

This course focuses on teaching students how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders and the skills needed to reach out and offer initial support for someone developing a mental health issue, substance use problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Instructor Joseph Holliday will help provide an action plan similar to what is taught in a regular first aid course and will train participants to notice warning signs, risk, and protective factors.

Successful completion of the course may provide a three-year certification from Mental Health First Aid USA, under the National Council of Mental Wellbeing.

This class is free to West Virginia residents or those who work for West Virginia businesses.  Others are welcome for a small fee.

Class size is very limited, so make sure you don’t wait to register by following the link on the Berkeley Springs – Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

For more information call the Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce at 304-258-3738, visit berkeleyspringschamber.com or find them on Facebook.