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Public Invited to Mental Health First Aid Training in March

Published: 2/25/2019

Poughkeepsie ... Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) will offer Mental Health First Aid training on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 230 North Road, in Poughkeepsie.  The training is free and open to the public, but registration prior to the event is required. Seating is limited. No prior mental health training is required.

by DBCH staff, Mental Health First Aid training offers skills anyone can use to assist someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health emergency. Through a five-step action plan, people trained in Mental Health First Aid can recognize and assist a person who may be dealing with a panic attack, thoughts of suicide, substance use issues, and more, during the critical time before connecting them to professional help. Participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learn in group activities throughout the session.

learn more about mental health first aid or to register, please visit or contact Jean-Marie Niebuhr at (845) 486-2885 or