Students from Bloomington High School particiapted in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training that we've been hosting around the region.
30 juniors and seniors took part in this certificate course offered by the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health.
It was a full day. Students learned how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse. The training gave them the skills to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health illness, substance abuse problem, or experiencing a crisis.
This was a great opportunity for students to learn about mental health and to be prepared for a situation that they may encounter. Thank you to Greg Rossler and Claudia Silva for training these awesome students!
IHPC has offered this training in partnership with several groups including Tri City Mental Health, San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health, and the Humanity Center 4 Change with Dr. Teresa Etheridge. Nearly every day we are reminded that there is an overwhelming need for this type of training and our students are responding! New workshops will be made available online visit www.inlandcoalition.org/events to stay abreast of this and other future offerings.
We want to thank Southern California Edison for their contribution in funding the BHS programming. Their partnership has enabled us to expand opportunities for our students!