Sabine Prevention Alliance and City of Many Host Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Class

The Sabine Prevention Alliance and the City of Many hosted a Youth Mental Health First Aid training class at Many City Hall today.
Members of the Sabine Prevention Alliance, Sabine Parish School Board, Department of Children and Family Services, Many Police Officers and Sabine Parish Sheriff Detectives attended the 8 hour course.
The instructors were Jill Waltemate and Serenitie Garner.
Attendees were trained to provide initial help to young people experiencing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance abuse disorders. They also learned how to assess for risk of suicide or harm, listen, give reassurance, encourage professional or self-help, and other support strategies.
It was a very hands-on, interactive class which kept everyone engaged in the training material.
Lunch was provided by the HardKor Cafe and we thank them for the delicious meal. Sheriff Aaron Mitchell wanted to thank the Sabine Prevention Alliance and the City of Many for the opportunity for his staff to attend.
Detectives Lamar Thomas, D.W. Seegers, Shelly Sepulvado and Trevor Beason attended the training course.

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