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Ruth Simpson July 31, 2018

Mental Health Workshops this Fall

One in Five American Adults Lives with a Mental Illness

This fall, discover how you can help during a mental health crisis at the Mental Health First Aid workshops. Sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities, the Minnesota Township Association is a partnering organization along with the Association of Minnesota Counties and the Minnesota School Boards Association.

Whether your work in your townships connects you to a large number of community members or just a few, this workshop will give you skills to help people in need. You will learn:
• Specific signs of individual mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, and more
• How to recognize risk factors and warning signs
• Strategies to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations
• Methods to connect someone with resources they need to get help

Space is very limited—only thirty spots per workshop, and only three participants can register from each city/entity. These eight-hour workshops are $15, include lunch, and will take place in a city near you this fall:

Sept. 18—Waseca
Sept. 20—White Bear Lake
Sept. 26—Paynesville
Oct. 3—Fergus Falls
Nov. 14—Golden Valley

Only 44% of adults with diagnosable mental health problems receive needed treatment—help connect your community to first aid and resources for those in need.

Register with the League of Minnesota Cities

Audience: This workshop is designed for all public employees and public officials who frequently encounter community members while working or at public meetings.

 

Post expires at 5:40pm on Monday November 5th, 2018