Georgetown Fire Headquarters, 9 Portland Ave., in Redding, will host a Mental Health First Aid USA course next month on how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
The intensive, eight-hour course, sponsored by the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will teach people about:
- The prevalence of mental illnesses in the United States;
- Unique risk factors and potential warning signs of the most common mental health disorders;
- A five-step action plan to assist an individual in crisis;
- Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.