Sandburg to Offer 1-day Training on Mental Health First Aid

  Aaron Frey
  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:48 AM

Galesburg, IL

Carl Sandburg College is partnering with Bridgeway to provide a one-day seminar on how to help someone experiencing an emotional or mental crisis.

A training course on mental health first aid will take place from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 in the Center for Manufacturing Excellence on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Mental health first aid teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experience a mental health crisis. The course is delivered by certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructors who have completed a five-day training and meet certification requirements.

Attendees will learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns.
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance abuse.
  • A five-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health concern or in crisis.
  • Evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources.

There is no cost to the course. Pre-registration is required, and the class is limited to 30 participants. Attendees must be 18 or older. Lunch will be provided. Counselor/social work and nursing CEUs are available upon request. Educators may earn eight clock hours.

To register or for more information about the program, call 309.345.3501 or visit the CME on the Main Campus weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information about mental health first aid, visit

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