Mental illness affects one in five adults in any given year.
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools offers an 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid class at no cost.
The class teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness.
The course is ideally designed for adults who work with kids ages 12 to 18.
A brochure on mental health is also available by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.
For more information or to schedule no-cost training, contact Tatia Hunter-Jennings at 661-852-5663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.