CLM Events and Training
CLM 50th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration Benefit being held on Tuesday, October 10 at Brookstone Park Event Center, Derry, NH. We are excited to have as our Keynote Speaker Frank King. A standup comedian, former Tonight Show writer, TED Talker and Mental Health Activist. Frank uses his lifetime battle with depression and the healing power of humor to reduce stigma. He makes people laugh, learn and leave loving life! Visit his webite for more information.
Cocktails (cash bar) at 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm. Cost is $60 per person.
Click here for event flyer. Special thanks to our premier sponsor Betley Chevrolet.
Mental Health First Aid Training
If you encountered someone in emotional crisis—a co-worker, family member, neighbor or someone in the community— would you know what to do to help? CLM in Derry is offering a Mental Health First Aid training to help improve mental health literacy and help participants to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course— human resource professionals, business owners, first responders, teachers, students, leaders in faith communities and any caring citizen.
The course will be co-facilitated by Celia Felsenberg, LICSW, CLM Director of Adult Services and Peter Reinertsen, LCMHC, CLM Director of Emergency Services, both certified Mental Health First Aid trainers. According to Felsenberg, "We are more likely to find someone in emotional distress rather than someone experiencing a heart attack, yet most people are not prepared to respond. Public health efforts have aimed to teach people CPR, the Heimlich or the use of 911 in emergencies, and now we have the Mental Health First Aid program for helping people recognize when a person is experiencing a mental health crisis and how best to respond. Anyone of us could face this scenario with a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or just someone you encounter in the community."
In its pilot year, the Mental Health First Aid program was introduced in nearly 20 states and more than 40 communities nationwide. In July of 2014, several staff from Center for Life Management participated in NH's statewide "Train the Trainer" Mental Health First Aid Program, coordinated by the NH Behavioral Health Association in cooperation with the NH Bureau of Behavioral Health, where trainers earned certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Click here for Mental Health First Aid registration flier.