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Mental health board sets training sessions

Commercial-News - 1/13/2019

Jan. 13--DANVILLE -- With the support of a grant from the Vermilion Healthcare Foundation, the Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board office will provide both youth and adult mental health first-aid training sessions in Vermilion County.

Beth Knecht of Hoopeston serves as the project director for the grant. She also is an instructor for both trainings, as is Jim Russell, executive director of the mental health board.

Youth mental health first-aid training sessions have been scheduled for January and February.

The dates for the full eight-hour training are Jan. 22 and Feb. 21. Both those trainings will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vermilion County Health Department in Danville.

There also is a split-session training scheduled for every Tuesday evening in February (5, 12, 19 and 26). They will be from 6-8 p.m., also at the Vermilion County Health Department. These split sessions are for people whose work schedule will not allow them to attend an all-day training session. Individuals must attend all four sessions to be certified.

Adult mental health first-aid training sessions also have been scheduled. Those eight-hour training sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Jan. 23 and Feb. 7, at the Vermilion County Health Department. Attending an eight-hour training session and passing a brief written exam will result in a three-year certification.

Call Beth Knecht at (217) 516-2298 to register or with any questions, or call Jim Russell at (217) 443-3500 with any questions.

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