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Free Mental Health Training Courses

Mental Health First Aid and Question Persuade Refer Suicide Prevention trainings are being offered free to participants. Learn how to understand, recognize and respond to persons who have mental health issues. These two courses are sponsored by the Region II Mental Health Board, Catchment Area Council 6 and Orange Community Services held at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange CT 06477. Participants will receive a three year certification that is nationally recognized upon completion of the course. Mental Health First Aid is a two part training offered on Friday, April 29 and Friday, May 6 from 12:00PM to 4:30PM (lunch provided), you must attend both sessions to receive certification. Question Persuade Refer is offered on Wednesday, May 18 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Both courses are limited to 30 participants and are on a first come first serve basis. For more information or to register, contact Joan Cretella at 203-891-4788 or

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