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Woodstock, VA Mental Health First Aid

About This Event

For the safety and well-being of our community the April 29 Mental Health First Aid class in Woodstock is canceled. 

An 8-hour course provided over two days, Mental Health First Aid will be offered thanks to a partnership between Valley Health and Northwestern Community Services Board (NCSB) ensures the class is available at no charge to all participants. The class uses a standardized curriculum* and is taken by medical professionals, teachers, family members, first responders and anyone else interested in learning how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders.

Those who take the training learn about mental health resources available in the community, and are trained to use the “ALGEE” acronym as a guide when dealing with someone in crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Interested in attending a different Mental Health First Aid Course?

  • Registration Cost: Free
  • How to Register: To register for Mental Health First Aid classes offered in 2020, call 540-459-1220.