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Learn How to Support Your Friends, Family, and Neighbors with Mental Health First Aid

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. By participating in this course, you will develop the confidence to provide initial support to individuals who may be struggling and help them connect with appropriate resources.

Course Highlights:

Throughout the MHFA course, you will gain valuable insights and practical skills that will enable you to make a positive impact:

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • Understand effective ways to engage with a person in crisis.
  • Learn how to facilitate connections with professional assistance.
  • Acquire self-care tools and techniques to ensure your own well-being while offering support.

Why MHFA Matters:

Mental health plays a crucial role in our overall well-being, and your understanding and support can make a significant difference to those in need. By participating in this course, you’re not only enriching your own skillset but also contributing to a more empathetic and caring community.

Course Details:
Date: Wednesday, September 20
Time: 8:30a – 4:30p
Location: Effingham Event Center, 1501 W Fayette Ave.
Perk: Lunch provided
Cost: FREE

We encourage our Chamber Members to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to enhance your ability to provide meaningful support.

To enroll in the MHFA course, please call Lyndsey Reedy, Public Health Educator with the Effingham County Health Department, at (217) 708-5709.




Wednesday, September 20


8:30am - 4:30pm


Effingham Event Center
1501 W. Fayette Ave
Effingham, IL 62401

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