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Youth Mental Health First Aid Public Training--**Class is full** (click here to see full schedule of trainings)
April 17, 2014
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (lunch included)
Free to attend
Transformations Spirituality Center
3427 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo Township, MI 49048
Click here for a map to the training location. Click here to download the required registration form. Click here to see the full schedule of Mental Health First Aid trainings.
Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services invites you to attend Youth Mental Health First Aid 8-hour certification training. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. After taking this course you will be equipped with a five-step action plan which includes the skills, resources and knowledge to assist someone who would benefit from professional, peer support or social support. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. More information about Mental Health First aid can be found by clicking here.
To register for this training, please download the required registration form listed above. Directions for payment are included in the registration form. Please click here to email questions you may have about the training. Social Worker and Human Resource professional CEU’s will be offered for this training.
Coalition for Excellence in Mental Health Annual Legislative Event
April 14, 2014
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Fetzer Center-Western Michigan University
2350 Business Ct, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Click here for a map to the event.
This free event is a wonderful opportunity for Southwest Michigan legislators, community members, individuals and families receiving services, providers and professionals to come together to discuss upcoming changes to our healthcare environment. There will be time allowed for legislator responses to agenda items, as well as a question and answer period for each topic where attendees will be able to address legislators about the topics discussed.
The Coalition for Excellence in Mental Health is a group of local agencies that includes provider agencies, interested community members, persons who receive services and their family members, including Advocacy Services for Kids (ASK); Disability Network Southwest Michigan; Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (KCMHSAS); National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); and Residential Opportunities, Inc. (ROI). Call (269) 553-8095 for more information or to RSVP.
9th Annual Kalamazoo Wraps National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Carnival
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds (Expo Center)
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo Township, MI 4904
Click here for a map to the event
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Each year the Kalamazoo Wraps’ National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Carnival is bigger and better. Over 2,800 were in attendance last year!
This year’s event will continue to focus on education regarding children’s mental health and awareness of the services available for youth and their families. This event also strives to reduce the stigma of mental health issues. The event is open to the public and is entirely FREE! Attendance, Food, Games, Prizes and Entertainment are all included.
Annual Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (KCMHSAS) Breakfast
Friday, May 2, 2014
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Click here for a map to the event.
All residents of the Kalamazoo area are invited to the Annual KCMHSAS Breakfast. This free event is open to the public and is a wonderful opportunity for the community to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of mental health. Attendees are welcome to help us celebrate May is Mental Health Month. Call (269) 553-8095 for more information or to RSVP.
418 W. Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Nazareth, MI 49074