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HEALTH ALERT: Goshen Vital Records Office Closed
The Vital Records Office in Goshen is closed. Information on services and times for the Elkhart office may be obtained by calling (574)-523-2283.
HEALTH ALERT: Mental Health First Aid
Sometimes, first aid is not a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU!
Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone - friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community - in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course - first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals and caring citizens. Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.
Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual. The certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.
The training is offered by the Elkhart County Health Department and will be held on June 13, 14 2013 from 8:30am-4:00pm. Cost is $20.
For more information or to register for a Mental Health First Aid training contact certified instructors, Barb Welty, 574-523-2119 or Jim Starkey, 574-523-2118.
"Dedicated to a Healthful Life and Environment"
Elkhart County Health Department began in 1949. The first staff included a part time Health Commissioner, Public Health Nurses who visited in schools and homes, Sanitarians who inspected restaurants and dairy farms, plus Vital Record Clerks who kept birth and death records. Today the department consists of approximately 100 employees working in five divisions.
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