we are one: Empowered through connections, united by hope
Join youth advocates for free pizza and a community conversation about mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention. Hear from your peers about their lived experiences and how they found a new path and continue their own journeys through hope and healing.
This is a FREE community event with pizza, music and young adults talking about problem solving and access to community resources.Being held in partnership with the following community sponsors: The Upper Room, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, Center for Life Management, CGI Business Solutions, Granite United Way, NAMI NH, Parkland Medical Center, South Central NH Public Health Network, NHBDAS, Pizzastock.
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (Snow date: January 22)
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Location: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry
Register at Eventbrite: We Are One or visit on Facbook The Upper Room a Family Resource Center
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 Strategic Development and Peter Reinertsen, LCMHC, CLM Director Adult Clinical Services and Access to Care, 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."