Thanks to Essentia and St. Scholastica, we have 28 newly trained Mental Health First Aid instructors in the region!
These trainers are now equipped to lead the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid training, which teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
"I was able to practice how to start conversations around mental health concerns," said one of the participants. "'I am concerned about you.' 'How long have you been feeling like this?' 'You haven't been joining us lately at coffee breaks, are you okay?' I appreciated learning helpful things to say."
If this training is something you would like to bring to your organization, please reply to this email for more information or to be connected with a trainer.