First aid: Not just for scraped knees

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First aid: Not just for scraped knees

Class teaches how to recognize mental health disorders, support people in crisis
Jason Boeshore whispers through a tube to Lisa Slupianek, speaking words that mimic hallucinations and voices that some people experience in their mind during a Mental Health First Aid training. The eight-hour course hosted by Axis Health System focused on helping teenagers. About half of all chronic mental disorders begin by age 14.
Laura Schiavone, a Durango School District 9-R nurse, leads a Mental Health First Aid training put on by Axis Health System. Peer-reviewed studies have found people who attend the class are more likely to help individuals in distress and experience better mental wellness themselves.

First aid: Not just for scraped knees

Jason Boeshore whispers through a tube to Lisa Slupianek, speaking words that mimic hallucinations and voices that some people experience in their mind during a Mental Health First Aid training. The eight-hour course hosted by Axis Health System focused on helping teenagers. About half of all chronic mental disorders begin by age 14.
Laura Schiavone, a Durango School District 9-R nurse, leads a Mental Health First Aid training put on by Axis Health System. Peer-reviewed studies have found people who attend the class are more likely to help individuals in distress and experience better mental wellness themselves.
Mental Health First Aid classes

A Youth Mental Health First Aid training will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 in the Durango School District 9-R board room, 201 E. 12th Street.
To RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/2G9oKmx.
If you are interested in attending a training or setting up a training for a group, call Amber Beye with Axis Health System at 335-2206 or email abeye@axishealthsystem.org.

For help

If you are experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis, call Axis Health System’s 24-hour hotline at 247-5245.

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