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Know how to spot an adolescent in crisis


July 13, 2017

You may be trained in CPRand the Heimlich maneuver, you can call 911, but will you know how to help in a mental health emergency?

The words first aid often conjure images of rolled gauze or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but Panhandle Health Group is offering a first aid class of a different kind on Saturday, July 29 at the Dix Community Center.

The all day class, from 8 – 5, is geared towards mental health first aid and focuses on the unique risk factors and warning signs adolescents may display of mental health problems.

Emphasis will be placed on early intervention and how to help an a...

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