170 Westerly School Staff Members Trained in Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a groundbreaking 8-hour course designed to take the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance abuse. The course gives you the tools you need to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

Westerly physician, Dr. Robert Harrison, has already helped train more than 170 Westerly School staff members in Mental Health First Aid. Over the next three years, all employees will receive training. Harrison also hopes trainings can be offered to youth sport coaches. Harrison and Healthy Body, Healthy Minds Director Susan Orban have also reached out to the Town Council. To read what the Westerly Sun wrote, click here.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid and find trainings near you, click here.

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