‘Mental Health First Aid’ webinar for caregivers set for Jan. 31

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Dec. 28, 2022) The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging will host a webinar/online course called ‘Mental Health First Aid,’ funded in part, by Texas Health and Human Services.

The online course is designed for caregivers, professionals and family members, and will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Presenters are Phyllis Finley, B.A., QMHP-CS, QIDP and Yvette Richardson-Ellis, Denton County MHMR. 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 abuse disorders.

The first two hours is self-paced study online, followed by six additional hours of group study via Zoom. $10 contribution for course costs is requested. Limited to 30 people.

Learn more and RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3BIDhRQ

For more information, call Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County, 972-771-9514.

Information provided by Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County and North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging. The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging serves adults age 60 and older and their family caregivers who live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties. Their mission is to create and maintain a coordinated network of health and social services for older adults and family caregivers. They provide services and resources that help older adults maximize their quality of life and live as independently as possible. By providing information, education, and direct services, they help individuals meet basic needs and make informed decisions. Contact one of their staff members, or call 800-272-3921.

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