'Youth Mental Health First Aid Training' event set in Danville

'Youth Mental Health First Aid Training' event set in Danville

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board is hosting another "Youth Mental Health First Aid Training" for anyone who works with young people.

The free program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 19. in the conference room at the Vermilion County Health Department, 200 S. College St., Danville, teaches participants strategies for dealing with youths experiencing a mental-health issue or crisis. The eight-hour program includes lunch, and participants also receive a free manual.

Call Beth Knecht at 217-516-2298 to register. You can also call Jim Russell at the Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board at 217-443-3500 for more information.

For those in Vermilion County who need services for themselves or family members suffering a mental-health issue or a substance-abuse problem or developmental disability, the mental-health board has a resource list of various providers on its website. Go to http://www.vercounty.org/mental.htm and click on "Vermilion County Resource List" in red type.