Published on February 21st, 2020 | by University Communications


Canceled—Ocala Education Center offering mental health first aid course

Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite community members to attend a mental health first aid course at the Ocala Education Center. The session is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at 1930 SW 38TH Ave., Ocala, FL. The registration fee is $25 includes a workbook and lunch. Participants must register by Wednesday, March 18. To register for the course, click here.

Just as CPR assists an individual having a heart attack, mental health first aid can help someone experiencing a mental-health-related crisis—and can be applied even by people with no clinical training. In these mental health first aid courses, participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. The mental health first aid course will cover topics such as signs of mental illnesses and a five-step action plan to assess a situation and access help. For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Wood at or 352-727-0375. 

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