You are more likely to encounter someone experiencing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. One in five Americans has a mental illness and many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Just as CPR training helps a person without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps you assist someone developing or experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.
The diocesan Mental Health Committee is extending an invitation to 10 clergy to participate in a two-day Mental Health First Aid Certification course, and is offering 10 scholarships to clergy to cover registration costs. Three of those scholarships include lodging for those clergy who have an extensive drive. The training is provided through the Fairfax County Community Services Board. Learn more.
Date: Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2
Time: 9:30 am- 3:30 pm
Location: Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079
Mental Health First Aid is a highly interactive, practical course that promotes a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to serving those who experience mental health issues. The facilitators are certified instructors and teach this program throughout the Northern Virginia region.
If you are interested, please contact James Hayes, Pohick Church Representative to Region VI Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, Oct. 29.