Get Mental Health First Aid Certified in May! Posted on March 30, 2023March 30, 2023 Mental Health First Aid Training (A 2-part series) May 1 & May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm View the Official Event Page Here Description Join the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and Riverbend Mental Health, Inc. for a 2-part workshop on Mental Health First Aid. This program will teach you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. Nearly 1 in 5 individuals in the U.S. live with a mental illness; whether you are an employer, HR professional, or work in a service industry, the skills provided in this workshop will help you safely, effectively and mindfully support individuals who are experiencing these challenges. This interactive workshop includes group exercises and activities that will provide training for practical situations—assessing individuals for risk of suicide or harm, encouraging individuals to seek appropriate professional help, and interacting with individuals in crisis. At the end of this workshop, you will achieve an official Mental Health First Aid Certification. The $50 registration fee includes this certification and a Mental Health First Aid Manual and Class Participant Guide. To participate in this program and receive the official certification, you must complete the following steps: •Register for this workshop by Monday, April 17. •Complete an hour-long online module before the May 1 session. (Link will be provided after registration.) •Attend both in-person sessions—Monday, May 1 from 1-4pm and Monday, May 8 from 1-4pm. Presenters: •Jaime Corwin, BA, PHR, SHRM-CP is the Vice President of Human Resources at Riverbend. •Karen Jantzen, MPA, CFRE, is the Executive Director at the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. Both Karen and Jaime were certified to teach Mental Health First Aid (adults) in 2022 and enjoy bringing this valuable information to the community in an effort to normalize the conversation around mental health and decrease stigma.