Samaritan Health Services will host a youth-focused Mental Health First Aid course on Tuesday, June 25, at Newport’s Center for Health Education.

The free, eight-hour training aims to provide 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 that might be seen with adolescents experiencing mental health concerns.

Training will run from 8 am to 5 pm. Registration is required; call 866-243-7747 or email SHSHealthEd@samhealth.org. To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, go to sam-health.org/MentalHealthFirstAid.

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