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Training You to Help Others
MHFA is an evidence-based program that takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by providing people with an action plan to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder. Given the current pandemic and social unrest, building community capacity to address mental health needs has never been more critical.
In partnership with Red Oak Behavioral Health and other community partners, Love Akron provides training to help individuals within the community become more aware and reduce the stigma of mental health disorders. MHFA trainings increase the awareness of and the ability to recognize the signs and symptoms; reduce the perceived stigma of mental health disorders, and increase knowledge, awareness, and acceptance of a mental health disorder and care within the Greater Akron community. These trainings will equip the trained to serve both adults and youth.
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