Anyone interested in having a better understanding of mental illness and how to help those experiencing a mental health challenge is encouraged to attend an upcoming Mental Health First Aid class offered by the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services. Similar to a medical first aid class, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with someone who is in crisis and connect that person with help.
There are two versions of the program, one for adults who interact with young people and one for adults in general.
Classes are offered to the public at no-cost throughout the year. Each eight-hour course is taught over a two-day period. The next sessions are:
More information, including course descriptions and information on how to register, is online at www.loudoun.gov/mhfirstaid.
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