Hyde Park will hosting training 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Dec. 4, on Zoom, in Mental Health First Aid, known as the CPR of mental health, and a national certification program offered through the National Council for Behavioral Health. The program has proven effective in helping people recognize signs, symptoms, and risk factors of mental illnesses and/or addictions.

This training is designed to raise awareness of the prevalence of mental health issues in the community, reduce the stigma and provide viable skills needed to address mental health challenges. The training will assist and empower people in our community to identify, understand, and respond to those who show signs of developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
The course begins with a self-paced introduction that takes about two hours. Note: This pre-work is a requirement to attend the course. The instructor-led part of the training takes place from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Zoom.

A generous grant is available through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay which allows nonprofits, faith communities and educational institutions to take the course for free, but you must register (RSVP) by Nov. 22.

Learn more about the program at mentalhealthfirstaid.org or contact the Rev. Sally Campbell-Evans by email to learn more about this course.

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