Travis County Constable Pct. 2 Office Helps Sponsor Mental Health First Aid Training
Updated: Aug 1, 2018
In the last two months, Travis County Constable Pct. 2 Office has committed to aiding those who are coping with Mental Illness by providing two separate training seminars. On July 21st, Pct. 2 hosted Adult Mental Health First Aid training held at co-sponsor St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Twenty participated out of the thirty who registered online. On June 9, 2018, Pct. 2 hosted Youth Mental Health First Aid training at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Thirteen participated out of the 19 who signed up online. Teachers, youth ministers, parents, counselors, and others attended the classes. Travis County Constable Pct. 2 Chaplain Rod Reyna was present at both seminars and helped to lead discussion on the subject.
The classes are for anyone who works with youth and young adults ages 12-18 and 18-25 who may be in the early stages of a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis. The 8-hour classes provide people the basic tools to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis. Approximately 1 in 5 young people ages 13-18 experience mental illness and 50% of mental health issues can be identified by age 14.
If you are interested in the next available class, Pct 2 will be also be hosting a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)Family & Friends Workshop on Aug. 25, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church from 1PM - 5PM. Anyone can register at: https://www.namiaustin.org/education/family-friends/. Class is limited to 30.