Spotlight: Current Need for Mental Health Services in our Community. A Q&A with Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County.
We recently spoke with Marlene A. Schillinger, President/CEO of Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County, about the current need for mental health services in our community.
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This Train-the-Trainer workshop is designed to certify school personnel as a Suicide Safety for School Staff Trainer. Upon completion of the workshop, the trainer will have the ability to facilitate a one hour in-person training in schools that is designed to:
1. Review the importance of suicide prevention in schools
2. Describe the characteristics of an “at risk” student
3. Outline a school staff member’s critical but limited role and clarify a building level referral process
4. Provide information about community resources.
To Register: https://crisisservices.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/train-the-trainer-sign-up
This training is open to the community!
$20 is for the cost of the manual; other costs generously sponsored by the Patrick P. Lee Foundation.
Adult Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Presented by Compeer of Greater Buffalo.
Must register to attend: https://mhfa2-28.eventbrite.com
Attendance at the February 23rd session is required for certification.
NAMI Board of Directors meetings are usually held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY. They are open to NAMI members. We strongly recommend calling ahead (716-226-6264) to verify, in case there is change to date or location if you wish to attend; or cancellation due to weather.