Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In Support of Mental Health Awareness

Volunteer mentors with the Mentoring Moms program attended the Mental Health First Aid training which was offered at Bergen Community College on Friday, April 7, 2017.  Mentors gained valuable understanding how best to offer support to someone who may be in emotional distress.  Upon completion of the 8-hour course, participants are certified in Mental Health First Aide and are trained to provide initial help to people experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance abuse disorders.   

Mentor Marcie Singer, who attended the class said of the workshop,“This is a must class for everyone, for life.  Just like first aid/CPR. A great certification…for all of life's challenges.” Special thanks to Professor Kathleen Pignatelli, Director of the Bergen Community College Wellness Center for offering this opportunity to Mentoring Moms mentors.

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