RCC Plans Mental Health First Aid Course for April, June

ASHEBORO (March 23, 2017)

Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division will offer a groundbreaking public education program, “Mental Health First Aid,” that is designed for all members of the community.

Two sessions are scheduled, the first (#61009) is set for 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in the Continuing Education and Industrial Center at 413 Industrial Park Avenue. The second session (#61010) is set for the same hours and location on Thursday, June 15.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. It is a peer-reviewed program which has been shown to save lives, improve the mental health of the individual administering care and the one receiving it, expand knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, increase the services provided, and reduce overall social distance toward individuals with mental illnesses by improving mental health literacy.

The National Council for Behavioral Health reports that “The [Mental Health First Aid] program, delivered to nearly 100,000 people across the country through a network of 2,500+ instructors, has already saved lives and brought hope to many.”

The cost of the course is $70. For more information or to register, call 336-633-0268.