Youth Mental Health First Aid Training will be hosted by Stonybrook’s Health and Wellness Team on August 4 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm; check-in begins at 7:30 am. The training will be offered through The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County in conjunction with the Ohio National Guard Counterdrug Task Force. Cost for registration is $20.00 and includes a book and a boxed lunch. Class size minimum: 15 and maximum: 30. 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. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Register below.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance will resume on Thursday afternoons beginning August 9 from 1:00-1:45 pm in the Multi-purpose Room. This is a program that is designed to strengthen core muscles and increase body awareness to help reduce falls, improve physical function and improve balance. Classes are free of charge and open to the public. Sign up below. Tell your friends and neighbors!