Mental Health First training held in Henderson Co.

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Published: Dec. 13, 2022 at 7:41 AM CST
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HENDERSON CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Professionals with River-Valley Behavioral health are giving their time to make a difference in the community.

They’re offering free classes in Mental Health First Aid in Western Kentucky counties. One was held Tuesday in Henderson.

Participants in the one day free workshop will learn how to spot and handle mental health crises.

They will then receive three years of certification in mental health first aid.

The liason for the program says she knows speaking about mental health can be difficult, but is important.

“We talk about high blood pressure. Why can’t we talk about mental health. When we’ve all at one point or another will go or have gone through a mental health challenge,” said Karyleen Irizarry with River Vallery Behaviorial Health

Officials say their next event will be next Tuesday at the Union County Extension Office.

Others are January 5 at the Webster County Extension Office, January 19 at the Ohio County Extension Office, and January 17 at First Christian Church in Daviess County.