PLEASE HEAR ME! I am not saying this for a pat on the back or to hear a "way to go". I simply want you to understand that this cause is NEAR and DEAR to my heart!
May is Mental Health Month. Each year millions of American face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) as well as many other organizations around the country battle to bring awareness to mental illness. [Source]
Two such institutions are: San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council and Optum San Diego - AND THEY ARE RIGHT HERE IN MY BACK YARD!
These organizations are trying to fight stigma, provide support, advocate for care, and educate the community when it comes to mental illness. They will kick off Mental Health Awareness Month by offering two trainings, QPR Suicide Prevention Training and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Both of these will be available at NO cost, but space is limited and registration is required!
This training is TOMORROW, but if you have the time - I would MAKE IT A PRIORITY!
If you are in San Diego and have any adolescents in your life I would URGE you to take this course!
These trainings can help prevent suicide and support a young person in crisis. If you have any questions, please visit www.OptumHealthSanDiego.com for more information.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Tenacity Media.