Carroll Community College Hosts Mental Health First Aid Training
Release Date: 9/12/2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
Carroll Community College Hosts “Mental Health First Aid” Training
Westminster, Md., According to the National Council on Community Behavioral Health, mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and accompanying substance abuse are common in the United States. The Council states that more than one in four American adults will have a mental health problem this year.
The Council has started working with communities throughout the nation to arm the public with skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
In order to respond to this need in the community, Carroll Community College (Carroll) will sponsor a series of Continuing Education and Training classes on the subject.
“Mental Health First Aid” is a class which will give information to the public about how to work with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or the early stages of a mental health disorder. The course number is AHE-202-A2. The cost is $115.
The class will be held Nov. 28 through Dec. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the college. The college is located at 1601 Washington Rd. The room number is T315.
For more information, call Continuing Education and Training at 410-386-8100.
A class for mental health professionals or those who have experience with mental health issues is also available at the college. “The Mental Health Caregiver” will address caring for individuals experiencing mental health problems by utilizing special skills. Participants will refresh and broaden their knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, including schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, major depression, and substance abuse. Prerequisites: AHE-202 “Mental Health First Aid,” or experience with mental health issues.
The course number is AHE-203-A2P. The cost is $115. The class will be held Oct. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the college. The room number is N106.
“We welcome Carroll’s involvement with and enthusiasm for this subject,” said Linda Rosenberg, M.S.W., president and CEO of the National Council for Community Behavioral Health.