While most citizens have a basic knowledge of first aid when it comes to patching up cuts and bruises, Hall County Emergency Management is hoping to educate citizens on how to render aid to those suffering from mental health or substance use crises.
Registration is open for a day-long course for citizens to learn how to spot the signs of a mental health or substance use crisis and connect them with the appropriate care.
“Part of Hall County’s Strategic Plan, adopted by the Board of Commissioners, calls for the promotion of mental health initiatives in our community. By providing this valuable training, we hope to provide better outcomes for those suffering from mental illness or substance use disorders,” said Casey Ramsey, Hall County EMA Director.
Anyone interested in attending the course, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Mulberry Creek Community Center in Flowery Branch, can register online
The event is free attend, though space is limited. Attendees will receive a certificate at the end of the class. Anyone with questions can email EMA@HallCounty.org
or call 770-536-3132.