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Mental Health First Aid courses available for the community

MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers will host three free Mental Health First Aid trainings.

They will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday at U.P. Health Services, 901 Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Pickford Fire and EMS station, 7758 M-129 in Pickford; and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time Dec. 4 at MARESA, 321 E. Ohio St. in Marquette.

Registration for the training is free and lunch will be provided. Any person or organization that is part of the community are invited to participate.

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches how to help someone with a mental health problem or to assist someone who is in a mental health crisis. Mental health issues are very common in the United States, with 1 in 5 adults struggling with a mental illness significant enough to be diagnosed that isn’t.

To register for this course, go to Community Services/Mental Health First Aid page on the GLRC website, glrc.org/MHFA. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, go to the national website at mentalhealthfirstaid.org. More information also can be found at greatlakesrecovery.org.

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