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Free mental health youth training available to parents

ALPENA, Mich.— Partners in Prevention is offering free mental health first aid training for parents with children between the ages of 12 and 18. Parents, guardians and teachers will learn the difference between normal adolescent development and teens who need extra help.

Attendees will be required to complete a five step plan geared toward helping youth in both crisis and non crisis situations. Those steps include suicide and harm prevention and self help strategies.

Partners in Prevention Program Coordinator Mary Schalk says, “All of us can lend support to those struggling.”

Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with health professionals. Each attendee can access the training online beginning November 3, along with an in person workshop at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena November 10.

Early registration is suggested and space is limited.

For more information call 989–356–2880