Evanston residents: take a Mental Health First Aid training course (virtually, of course).

More important than ever! Evanston residents can take a (virtual) Mental Health First Aid training course and learn to identify, understand, and respond to mental health and substance use issues. What:

Mental Health First Aid provides participants with the skills they need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

The course will help participants:

-- Identify: the signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use issues;

-- Understand: take the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations with friends or loved ones; and


-- Respond: safely and responsibly develop an action plan to help, and even save lives.

When:

Choose a session:

-- Friday, January 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-- Friday, February 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-- Tuesday, February 9, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Registration is free, but space is limited.

Click here to register.

The program is sponsored by the City of Evanston and NorthShore University HealthSystem and is presented by The Josselyn Center, a mental health center that serves more than 80 communities in northern Illinois.

For more information, contact 847-441-5600 x. 189 or rshulman@josselyn.org.

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