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May 24, 2019

We've added more FREE Mental Health First Aid classes in 2019! PLUS: Veteran & Higher Ed Courses

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Looking for free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training that’s open to community members? We’ve got it! New dates have been added, so be sure to check out the list below.

AND two new classes are available by request:

  • MHFA for VETERANS, MILITARY MEMBERS and THEIR FAMILIES: This class focuses on military culture and the specific risk factors faced by many service members and their families. Participants learn how to break down stigma, how to reach out to those who are reluctant to seek help and how to access community resources for support. Designed for military members, veterans, their families and friends and those who work with them. LEARN MORE

  • MHFA for HIGHER EDUCATION focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and features discussion of campus culture and specific stress and risk factors faced by those in higher education. Participants learn to apply the MHFA action plan in scenarios designed specifically for faculty, administration and students. It's a great option for students (must be at least 18), faculty members, administrators, resident advisors, coaches and athletic personnel, campus law enforcement, academic advisors, counselors, campus clergy, librarians and more. LEARN MORE

For more info or to request training, visit kazoocmh.org/MentalHealthFirstAid.aspx or contact Julie Helmer at jhelmer@kazoocmh.org.

CURRENT COMMUNITY TRAINING SCHEDULE

We’re always adding more; visit our MHFA page for the latest schedule.

  • ADULT MHFA: MON., JUNE 3 at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo 49008. Register at june3mhfaclass.eventbrite.com

  • MHFA for VETERANS, MILITARY MEMBERS and THEIR FAMILIES: SAT, JUNE 15 at Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services, 311 East Alcott St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Register at june15mhfaclass.eventbrite.com

  • YOUTH MHFA: SAT., JUNE 29 at ASK Family Services, 445 West Michigan Avenue Ste. #102, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Register at june29mhfaclass.eventbrite.com

  • YOUTH MHFA: FRI., JULY 19 at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo 49008. Register at july19mhfaclass.eventbrite.com

  • YOUTH MHFA: SAT., AUG. 10 at ASK Family Services, 445 West Michigan Avenue Ste. #102, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Register at aug10mhfaclass.eventbrite.com

  • YOUTH MHFA: WED., SEPT. 18 at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo 49008. Register at sept18mhfaclass.eventbrite.com

  • ADULT MHFA: SAT., SEPT. 21 at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo 49008. Register at sept21mhfaclass.eventbrite.com

  • ADULT MHFA: TUES., OCT. 22 at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo 49008. Register at oct22mhfaclass.eventbrite.com

  • YOUTH MHFA: FRI., NOV. 15 at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo 49008. Register at nov15mhfaclass.eventbrite.com

  • ADULT MHFA: FRI., DEC. 6 at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo 49008. Register at dec6mhfaclass.eventbrite.com