Burke’s Community Relations Director, Paul Jackson, recently held an Adult Mental Health First Aid-USA class at Burke’s Administrative Office in Lufkin. Adult Mental Health First Aid-USA offers an informative, helpful and insightful course on recognizing and addressing the needs of people who are beginning to experience symptoms of the early stages of mental illness, as well as those who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The training also addresses myths about mental illness, and provides the tools for addressing the needs of people experiencing various types of mental disorders. Participants learn a five-step plan that can be of valuable assistance when intervening and directing people to appropriate care and services.
The Adult Mental Health First Aid-USA is an eight-hour training that is free and open to the public. Free Mental Health First Aid-USA classes are also held for those who work with youth. For more information on upcoming classes, call Mr. Jackson at (936) 639-1141.
Pictured here at the recent training are (from left to right): Donna Busler, Mosaic Center; Nashae Turner, Burke Intake; Carol Ramsey, Mosaic Center; Jeffrey Headrick, Military Veteran Peer Network, Burke; Donya Stifle, Mosaic Center; Paul Jackson, Community Relations Burke, Instructor.