Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid training for adults who interact with youth. The training will demonstrate how initial help is given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or is in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts, and behaviors) until appropriate professional or other help can be engaged, including peer and family support.

This 8-hour course prepares members of the community (family, school staff, clergy, 4-H Leaders, Girl/Boy Scout Leaders and more ) to provide Mental Health First Aid to those in need. Penny Corbin, a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor, delivers the course.

The training will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority located at 1555 Industrial Dr., in Owosso. The fee is $10 and includes a manual and certification. Pre-registration is necessary prior to Wednesday, Dec. 14.

To learn more about the training, go to, or call (989) 723-6791 or email at

Mental Health First Aid Training was last modified: December 13th, 2016 by Karen Elford