By Paul Schmitt
A special class is being offered in the area to help people identify signs of mental illness that may be affecting children. the eight-hour course is called “Youth Mental Health First Aid”. Renee Koenig, Family Living Educator for the U.W.-Extension Office in Kewaunee County, explains how the certified first aiders will be able to make a difference.
Koenig says the classes will be offered six to seven times a year throughout Door and Kewaunee counties. The national program is a collaborative effort between the local public health departments, community groups, schools and sheriff departments. You find class information about the Youth Mental Health First Aid online with this story.