If you saw a service member or veteran struggling with substance abuse, post-traumatic stress or depression, would you know how to encourage them to get help?

A new program aims to teach educators, law enforcement officials and community workers to recognize the signs of mental illness and understand how to spur those affected to seek treatment.

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans was developed by troops for the National Council for Behavioral Health, modeled on a program for teachers, social workers and first-responders. The eight-hour program prepares individuals to recognize and respond to the warning signs of mental health conditions.

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING IN NC
The NC National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health First Aid USA (MHFA) are offering free 8-hour courses on Mental Health First Aid for Veterans in local communities across the state. The following six individuals in NC have been trained and are willing to set up trainings:

gina.dement@cardinalinnovations.org;

meredith.peffley@cardinalinnovations.org;

evelyn.clemmons@sr-ahec.org;

dwilletts@nctasc.com;

john.weeks@rhanet.org;

and andreamorris@amorrisconsulting.com.

To date, one session has been scheduled:

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans – Goldsboro, NC
Thursday and Friday, July 10-11, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Goldsboro, NC (Exact location to be determined)
To register contact Gina Dement at gina.dement@cardinalinnovations.org