Samaritan Health Services will host an Adult-Focused Mental Health First Aid course this Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Newport, This free eight-hour training provides participants with the tools to identify signs of a mental health problem or crisis and get help for a person in need.

This course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

The Tuesday, Sept. 18, course will run from 8 am to 5 pm at the Center for Health Education.

Registration is required. To register, call 1-866-243-7747 or email SHSHealthEd@samhealth.org. For more information, go to samhealth.org/MentalHealthFirstAid.

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