WellStone Behavioral Health will be providing Mental Health First Aid classes to Madison County Sheriff Deputies throughout the month of October.

The MHFA syllabus points out that those with mental illness and substance abuse disorders “interact more often with the criminal justice system than the general population. Thus, the better prepared officers and staff are to respond effectively and appropriately, the more likely the interaction will be a positive one.”

Read more about Madison County efforts to improve deputies’ knowledge on responding to those with mental illness: http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2016/08/madison_county_takes_aggressiv.html

If you are interested in taking the Mental Health First Aid course, sign up here: Register for Mental Health First Aid