Mental health training being offered in July

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Community Behavioral Health Association is holding a five-day, intensive training program next month to certify 30 people as Mental Health First Aid instructors.

The program is being offered July 7-11 at The Yard in Manchester in coordination with the state Department of Health and Human Service's bureau of behavioral health. Participants will include people from community mental health centers as well as from other organizations.

The association said it is the first statewide Mental Health First Aid training to be offered in the United States. Other states have offered the program on local, county or regional levels.

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