Iowa Lakes Corridor Events

Mental Health First Aid for Military Members, Veterans, and Their Families

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November 06 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid for Miliatary Members, Veterans, and their Families teaches people how to notice and respond to signs of mental health and addiciton challenges with a specific focus on the cultural factors related to military life.

 

The speaker is Joseph Coffey of BlueAid Consulting, Inc. He is uniquely qualifie dto present Mental Health First Aid training. He retired from the Warwick, RI Police Department in May of 2016 where he last served as a Captain assigned to the Patrol Division. Captain Coffey established and led his depatrment's Mental Health Crisis Response Team, the first such team in Rhode Island. Prior to his twent-year policing career, he worked nine years in Rhode Island Corrections, achieving the rank of Captian. Coffey served a combined 13 years in the Army and Reserve, last serving as an instructor at the Rhode Island Military Academy. BlueAid Consulting, Inc. is a company that provides training advocacy and collaboration with a mission to improve the lives of people living with mental illness and substance use disorders.

 

This event is hosted by Seasons Center for Behavioral Health, Clay County Veterans Affairs and the Iowa Lakes Corridor.