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USA Mental Health First Aid Training is Springfield on September 9, Register by August 22

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Credits: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
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Credits: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
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Stephanie Simon, Director of Bridgeway Crisis Intervention Services in Jersey City, Hudson County CIT Mental Health Coordinator Credits: www.bridgewayrehab.org
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Township Committeewoman Erica DuBois Credits: Chip Dickson
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Mental Health First Aid Training will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Chisholm Community Center at 100 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.  The program fee of $45 includes course materials and a light lunch, and is payable online with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.  A minimum of ten participants is required to run the course.  There is a limit of 20 participants.  Registration closes on August 22.

Mental Health First Aid Training is training for everyone who may find themselves in the company of someone needing immediate intervention, whether you have some type of clinical background or not.  After the course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the indicators that someone around you is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Provide the first aid until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves.

Like any other first aid course, a concrete action plan will be taught to participants of Mental Health First Aid Training to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

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Mental Health First Aid Training is taught by Stephanie Simon, Director of Bridgeway Crisis Intervention Services in Jersey City, Hudson County CIT Mental Health Coordinator.

To register for the course:

Contact Springfield Township Committeewoman Erica DuBois at Erica.dubois@springfield-nj.us or

Call the Springfield Recreation Department at 973-912-2227

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