UPDATE — Due to ongoing health concerns with COVID-19, Rend Lake College has canceled the following event. RLC is committed to the safety of students, faculty, staff and the public and is working to limit large gatherings during this time. For up-to-date information on the college’s plan moving forward, visit rlc.edu/coronavirus.
INA, Ill. (Feb. 26, 2020) — Rend Lake College is set to host a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training session in March and community members are welcome to attend.
The training will take place 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in the Student Center on RLC’s Ina Campus. Check-in will be from 8-8:30 a.m. with the training starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants are asked to make their own lunch arrangements.
The goal of the program is to increase knowledge of mental health conditions in youth and give adults more tools to provide help. During the Youth Mental Health First Aid course, participants will receive a full-color reference manual that covers a range of topics, which include information on depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, AA and disruptive disorders, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks and trauma. Around one in five adolescents have a mental health disorder that significantly impacts their ability to function. Are you equipped to handle these situations? Take the course, save a life and strengthen your community.
If interested in participating in the event, guests are asked to register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D45A4A72CA2FA7-mental2 by March 20. There is no fee to register and space is limited. For more information, contact Associate VP of CTE and Student Support Kim Wilkerson at or call 618-437-5321 Ext. 1775.
Training is provided by Rend Lake College and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The session is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s Delta States Rural Development Network Grant.