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Mental Health First Aid training at Columbus State

Update | Monday, December 16, 2019

The most recent day-long Mental Health First Aid training was held on December 3 on the Columbus Campus. A Garret Lee Smith Cougar Courage Suicide Prevention grant, which was provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), made the training possible.

Those attending were College employees, students, and a team of professionals from the Columbus Urban League.  The eight-hour, interactive training features in-depth information about how to communicate and support a person who may actively be experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis. 

Human Resources, Global Diversity and Inclusion, and the Delaware Campus provided support for the event. Mental Health First Aid is offered twice each year. All are encouraged to attend the next session in the spring. Questions? Contact Ameena Kemavor or Nichole “Dr. Nic” Bowman-Glover

To seek help for yourself, or if you are worried about someone who is experiencing distress and who is at risk of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This lifeline is available 24/7. If you are hearing impaired, contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline via TTY by calling 1(800) 799-4889.  You may also text “HOME” to #741741 to reach a professional at the national Crisis Text Line. For immediate help, dial 911.

 Attendees at the Mental Health First Aid training

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