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‘Say It Out Loud’ to offer training in December to prepare for mental health emergency cases

October 10, 2012

‘Say It Out Loud’ logoNIU’s Say It Out Loud mental health awareness campaign has announced a second section of mental health first aid training for the NIU campus and DeKalb community.

Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 8. A location will be announced at a later date.

The course is a 12-hour certification course that teaches laypersons how to respond in the event of a mental health emergency. It leads to a three-year certification that is nationally recognized.

While appropriate for all people, those with interests in the education, medicine, social services and mental health professions should know that employers are starting to note this qualification on resumes.

Registration is now open for this section of the course. Participants must be able to attend both days in order to be certified.

The cost is $25, which covers the cost of the book, and is due on the first day via cash or check.

For more information, email [email protected].