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Maryland’s Newest Mental Health First Aiders

18 Maryland residents were trained to administer Mental Health First Aid on Saturday, April 28, 2018.   13 are people who live or work in Cecil County.  With this training, participants are better equipped to recognize a mental health or substance use crisis and take steps to help someone stay safe.  These tools can be used in any setting: work, at home or in the community.  Voices of Hope believes that education and training will increase the health of our county and empower us to help each other.  Completion of the course also gave CEUs to those seeking the Maryland Certified Peer Recovery Specialist credential.  Thank you to all who participated!

This training was hosted by Voices of Hope, Inc. in cooperation with the Cecil County Health Department and sponsored by Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration and the University of Maryland School of Medicine Training Center.  Jacquelyn Pettis, MSN, RN, CPRS and Manager of Wellness and Recovery of Beacon Health Options and Jennifer Tuerke, CPRS and President of Voices of Hope, Inc. were the volunteer instructors for the day.