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Mental Health First Aid Course Held

Attendees Learned About Disorders

 

Photo Courtesy Valley CARE Coalition

The Valley CARE Coalition on June 25 hosted a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course, taught by Connie Wethern, at the Glasgow Evangelical Church.

The Valley CARE Coalition on June 25 hosted a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course, taught by Connie Wethern, at the Glasgow Evangelical Church.

"Connie did an amazing job engaging and connecting with the students," said Michelle Norcutt.

This course focused on recognizing the patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and appearance that show there might be a challenge.

"Connie's knowledge, experience, and passion were evident in this course," said one attendee. "Her no nonsense, genuine presentation was appreciated."

The MHFA course goes over several mental health disorders in the United States including depression, types of anxiety, psychosis, substance use, and eating disorders.

"I have taken this course twice before. Every time I take it, it helps me with my skills and knowledge," said another attendee. "This makes me feel more comfortable working with people in distress."

This course went into depth about the impact of various mental disorders, with students reviewing the MHFA Action plan and what to do when you are facing a mental health crisis.

"I think everyone should attend to be more aware of mental health issues and have basic skills to address them like CPR," said a third attendee.

 

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