Mental health first-aid training to be offered in Meridian, space is limited

newsroom@idahostatesman.comMarch 21, 2014 

Optum Idaho, the company that manages outpatient behavioral-health services for Idaho Medicaid, will offer a mental health first-aid class in Meridian next month.

The 1.5-day training will teach attendees how to identify mental-health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse; and what to do when someone has a mental-health crisis. Attendees could include teachers, coaches, family members and caregivers, emergency-housing staff, religious leaders, first responders and law enforcement employees.

The free training is open to 25 people.

  • Where: St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center, 520 S. Eagle Road
  • When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3, and 9 a.m. to noon April 4
  • How to sign up: Call Amanda Lehto at 914-2013 or email amanda.j.lehto@optum.com

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