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Community Invited to Attend Free Mental Health First Aid Course


The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation will cover the costs of attending a Mental Health First Aid - Youth training for anyone wanting to participate in the course.

Mental Health First Aid - Youth is an interactive, 8-hour certification course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders, with a focus on youth. The course introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, overviews common treatments and teaches a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care resources.

Preregistration is required to participate in the virtual training on May 18. To register to attend the virtual course, visit

Up to eight CEUs are available for individuals completing a Mental Health First Aid training. The following professionals are eligible for CEUs: social workers, counselors, RNs, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, speech therapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants and respiratory therapists.