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“I use this training almost weekly on campus to sift through whether or not student drama is ‘just drama’ or if they are truly in need of mental health care. You can imagine how valuable this may be in a first-responder situation, in classrooms…or even a person sitting at a resource desk in a public library! I am crusading for all of our teaching faculty and staff to gain this certification but this push for municipalities to train first responders is very important too! In their words: together, we can change the way people respond to mental health and substance abuse emergencies and make Mental Health First Aid as common as CPR.”
“Thank you for such a great training! I just helped a client this week get the help she needed due in part to the tips I learned in your training class and I can’t thank you enough. Everything seemed to clear as to what steps to take with her and she is now getting the much needed help she needs. This training was a life saver!”
“I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you what an amazing resource the Mental Health First Aid class is for our community, and thank you for the information provided. This morning as I was doing my visits at the hospital I came across a mother who was struggling with perinatal depression, and had just left an abusive relationship only weeks before baby was born. She spoke many times of feeling depressed and how she was at the end of her emotional rope. I was able to engage her in a meaningful conversations about her feelings using the language and dialogue situations we went over in the course. I felt very confident asking her straightforward questions about her state of mind, and was able to give her information for the walk in screenings, of which I had previously been unaware. She even said, ‘I’ve been through so much and nobody has ever asked me what I needed, they’ve always just told me.’ I felt so empowered, and felt compelled to reach out to you to tell you how confident the class made me feel – and how I was then able to empower her by giving her the language to express what she needed. I’m going to meet up with her in a few days to administer an Edinburgh and make a referral to her doctor. I couldn’t believe the timing! You are doing such wonderful things for the people in our community and beyond, and I hope you get to hear that as often as you should!”
“Thanks so much for taking the time to inform our staff about CKMHC’s services. I think you opened some eyes and made our people think. We sure need caring, compassionate people like you. We’ve already had a request from staff to get the Youth Mental Health First Aid training – hope we can send more than one!”