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Lowndes hosts Mental Health First Aid Trainings

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Legacy Behavioral Health Services and the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners have partnered to host several Mental Health First Aid Trainings (MHFA) for our community members. The MHFA training is designed for participants who work with people who have behavioral health concerns, but who do not have any formal training in behavioral health. The training includes a 5-Step Action Plan that can be applied to all behavioral health challenges.

Mental Health First Aiders are: 

First Responders

Faith Community Leaders 

College Students

Human Resource Professionals

Caretakers

Librarians

Community Members

Security Guards                                                       

Primary Care Employees                       

School and College Workers

Nurses

Parents

Social Services       

Coaches

Co-workers

Correction Officers

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – it improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for their mental health or substance use problems. These trainings are taught by Jennifer Dunn with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities.

Upcoming Trainings:

Wednesday, August 18

Wednesday, September 22

Wednesday, October 27

Each training is held from 8:30-5pm at the Lowndes County Emergency Operations Center located at 250 Douglas Street. Registration is required! Email: Jennifer.dunn@dbhdd.ga.gov to register.