Chenango Health Network Offers Free Mental Health First Aid Courses

By: Zachary Meseck

Chenango Health Network offers free mental health first aid courses Chenango Health Network Mental Health First Aid Instructors Christine Paul and Jamie Hagenbuch before the first ever virtual mental health training session. (Submitted photo)

CHENANGO COUNTY – Chenango Health Network held the first of their virtual mental health first aid classes yesterday, and have several more planned free of charge to participants.

According to Chenango Health Network Deputy Director Christine Paul, the first virtual class was a success, and they’re looking forward to hosting more in the future.

Paul said future class dates for this year include Feb 10, Feb 18, March 2, March 16, and March 24. She said times vary, and those interested in learning more may call (607) 337-4331.

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“We’ve been offering this program for awhile, but now we’re able to offer it virtually which due to the pandemic was ideal,” said Paul. “We held our first virtual training yesterday which was successful, and we can’t wait to do more.”

Paul said it's likely that individuals will encounter someone, whether it is a student, friend, family member, neighbor, or community member struggling with an emotional or mental crisis.

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