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Des Plaines Health and Human Services Promotes Mental Illness Awareness

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Karen Kozenczak

For more information call 847-391-5480, March 8, 2013

Des Plaines Health and Human Services Promotes Mental Illness Awareness

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The City of Des Plaines Health and Human Services Division would like you to be aware of the following:

Mental Health First Aid will host an interactive 12-hour course regarding warning signs of mental health problems, including depression, suicidal behavior, psychosis, substance abuse and eating disorders at the Des Plaines Community Foundation & Frisbie Senior Center, 9AM-4PM , Tuesday, March 19, 2013 and 9AM-4PM, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines.

Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn a 5-step action plan which will give them the knowledge and resources to help others in need. This training program will benefit a variety of individuals from those in the health field to young adults.

A fee of $85 is required. Continuing education units are available for several professions. To register, please contact Kathy or Jeanine at 847-391-5480 or at

To learn more about the program visit their website at

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