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Registration Now Open for Youth Mental Health and First Aid Course

Children of about 11 sitting in a classroom. The teacher is at the front, guiding a lesson.
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MOSCOW – The Palouse Advocacy League and Optum are co-sponsoring Youth Mental Health First Aid on August 6, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the conference room at Gritman Medical Center.

The one-day course is designed to teach adults how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness in children. Training includes the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to young people who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis.

The cost for the training course is $10 and includes coffee and snacks; lunch is not provided. Teachers and other adults who work with children are encouraged to attend. Participants can register online at

Masks are required to enter the hospital.