A free course focused on helping young people
who are experiencing mental health or substance abuse problems will be offered
from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 and Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is being offered
to the community by Western Sky Community Care, a managed care organization
that exists to improve the health of its beneficiaries through focused,
compassionate and coordinated care. Western Sky Community Care is a subsidiary
of Centene Corporation.
The course will be taught in Conference Room
2007-C at City Hall. Registration will be required. Each class size will be
limited to the first 30 individuals, 18-years old and older, who sign up.
Although there is no cost to participate, the course is valued at $170 per
Registration is available at https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/7753012031918430977.
Information about Youth Mental Health First Aid is available by sending an
email to Sandra Meza at Sandra.M.Meza@centene.com.
The National Council for Behavioral Health
certifies individuals throughout the U.S. to provide Mental Health First Aid
courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help
individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental
health crisis such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance abuse. The
training helps the public to better identify, understand and respond to signs
of mental illnesses.
For information on Mental Health First Aid, go to www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.