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Staff learn mental health first aid

by Carissa Andrews

May 29, 2018

News Presidents Update

To help provide a transformational residential experience at the College, 25 members of the Saint Mary’s community — including staff from Athletics, Campus Safety, Student Life, and the Student Success Center — participated in a Mental Health First Aid course earlier this month. Professor Connie Mettille of the Winona State University Health, Exercise, and Rehabilitative Sciences (HERS) Department led the course in which participants learned how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The training covered 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.