Mental health first aid course offered to public

By Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

First aid courses are nothing new; plenty of folks know how to administer care in emergency situations. But how many know first aid for mental health problems? That number might increase in October with the first Adult Mental Health First Aid Course to be offered in the Ojai Valley.

“What we are trying to do is start a community dialogue,” said Marsha Kaye, whose Compassionate Ojai group was instrumental in organizing the course. “I think we can be a kinder, gentler community.”

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