Firelands Counseling and Recovery will offer Mental Health First Aid on September 28 from 8am to 5pm at their office on Buckeye Blvd. in Port Clinton. This is free and open to the public and is an evidence-based way to identify someone who may be developing a mental health or chemical dependency crisis and how to effectively respond in that situation.
Learn the signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions, identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addiction, increase your confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress, help reduce the social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illnesses and improve your own mental wellness at the same time.
Open to the public & residents of Ottawa County
- DATE: Wednesday, September 28 ~ 8 am—5 pm
- WHERE: Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services at 335 Buckeye Road, Port Clinton (Enter through left entrance of the building)
- COST: No cost for participants
- Lunch will be provided
Laura Miller, LISW-S and Mindy Koskela, LPCC-S , from Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services will provide you with:
- Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems
- Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders
- A 5-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is in crisis
- Where to turn for help — professional, peer and self-help resources
Registration is required by September 26 by calling 419-734-2942.