|Free Mental Health First Aid Training - Part 2|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Mental Health First Aid USA is a free 8-hour training to teach you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn 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.Library: Aspen Drive Library map
This event is sponsored by the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center in partnership with Youth & Family Counseling and Cook Memorial Public Library District.
Register for the June 8 session
Register for the June 15 session
Location: Meeting Room A and B
Nicholas Greco IV, M.S., B.C.E.T.S., C.A.T.S.M., F.A.A.E.T.S., is President and Founder of C3 Education and Research, Inc., a training and consulting firm. Nick has held multiple positions over a 20-year career in clinical operations, project management, multidisciplinary training for civilians and law enforcement, as well as diagnostics and assessment. He has directed, managed, and presented training programs globally across various topics including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, verbal de-escalation techniques, post-traumatic stress disorder, burnout, and vicarious traumatization. He is an author on over 320 book reviews, has presented globally on over 240 professional presentations, and has authored or co-authored numerous articles and text supplements in psychiatry and psychology.Presenter: Nicholas Greco and Raymond Hamacek
Raymond Hamacek has spent the last half decade dedicating himself to the mental health needs of our communities. This doesnít only include mental health first aid training, but also being a part of the Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force. Currently, Raymond is a case manager at a nonprofit agency for transitional housing of veterans who find themselves homeless. This spring Raymond will graduate with his Bachelor of Social Work degree from Aurora University and will continue to his masterís program this fall. Substance-abuse counseling and suicide prevention are the emphasis of his education.