Students get certified in mental health first aid.

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IHPC hosted its second Mental Health First Aid Training and Certification workshop with TriCity Wellness Center to accomodate the students who weren't able to attend the June seminar. We had 38 students from all over the region, train and work through scenarios in preparation to assist other students in need. Here, students listen to first-hand testimony from the keynote speaker Jean Hamilton (pictured below), a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Education Coordinator. They were also introduced to the wide variety of classes that NAMI offers including Family to Family, Homefront, Peer to Peer, and Provider Education courses. Students received certification upon completion of this two-day training. We'd like to thank our partnersTriCity Wellness Center and their staff of peer advocates, clinical staff, and others who provide a range of culturally competent, person and family centered groups, workshops and socialization activities designed to promote increasing independence and wellness for people of all ages.