Wellness Education Statistics are compelling. One out of every five of us has a diagnosable – and treatable – mental health issue. Treatment works, and our calendar is filled with workshops and presentations geared to your and your family’s needs and interests. Private trainings are also available for your school, business, or organization. Mental Health First Aid I’m Listening with Peter Evers Change Direction Traumatic Event & Disaster Response Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that helps you, understand, and respond to someone who is experiencing a mental health or a substance use challenge. You will learn risk factors and warning signs; gain a better understanding of depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders; and explore a 5-step action plan for helping a friend or loved one, as well as learning where to turn for help. Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency. It is founded in the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and then use their strengths to stay well. We offer Mental Health First Aid training throughout the year and are able to provide private training for your business or organization. Register for an upcoming course Chris Ryan, host of the award-winning broadcast NH NOW and Peter Evers, our CEO, team up to present I’m Listening on WKXL 103.9 FM – 1430 AM. From childhood trauma, to isolation and loneliness, to homelessness, to suicide, to addiction, Chris and Peter discuss with local experts the behavioral health issues affecting our communities and our day to day lives. The show airs Thursdays at 3 pm and Saturday/Sunday at 2 pm. We launched Change Direction NH in May 2016. It was the first statewide campaign of the national Campaign to Change Direction. The goal of this ongoing effort is simple. It is designed to make the five most common signs of mental illness as well-known as the signs of a heart attack or stroke. So, join us in normalizing the mental health conversation. Know the 5 Signs of emotional suffering: Agitation, Personality changes, Poor self-care, Withdrawal, Hopelessness. Our Co-Chairs, Former NH Chief Justice John Broderick and Riverbend CEO Peter Evers, travel the state talking to schools, businesses and organizations. Change Direction NH is de-stigmatizing behavioral health issues one conversation at a time. We are here for you, your family, your business, or your organization following any major crisis. Trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, our staff is available to provide tools for managing posttraumatic stress and other symptoms that can occur after a critical incident. Our goal is to help everyone affected by a tragic event. Our work includes identifying issues and planning next steps to reduce the negative impact of these experiences.