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KLASAC and County offer mental health first aid training


January 10, 2018

Klickitat County Part of National Initiative to Increase Teen Mental Health Literacy

On Thursday, Feb. 1, the Klickitat County Health Department and Klickitat and Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition (KLASAC) will offer a community Youth Mental Health First Aid training in Klickitat County. This eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when a young person might be struggling with a mental health challenge and to connect them with appropriate support and resources.

According to Rita Pinchot, a local mental health first aid trainer and prevention coalition coordinator, many young people in Klickitat County report struggling with feelings of depression and anxiety. Un...

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