Providing Mental Health First Aid

Mar 2, 2017

Memorial Behavioral Health will host two opportunities for the public to receive training to learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.

One session of Mental Health First Aid will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Hope Presbyterian Church, 2211 Wabash Ave., Springfield.

Another session will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 200 Stahlhut Drive, Lincoln.

The cost is $16.95, which provides the training manuals for each session.

Mental Health First Aid teaches signs of addictions and mental illnesses, a five-step action plan to assess a situation and help, the impact of mental and substance use disorders, and local resources and where to turn for help.

For more information, contact Heather Sweet at 217-588-7804 or

Online registration is required. To register, visit