Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Professional Development

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Northeast State Community College

Time: 8:00am-4:30pm Eastern Time

Cost: The training is free; however, participants will need to cover the cost of their workbooks. The cost of the workbook is $18.95. You will need to bring cash or check to the training.

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Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. Click here for more information.


Trainer: Melissa A Taylor, RN, BSN, CLNC, CHEP

Melissa Taylor is a 1990 graduate from ETSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She has over 20 years’ experience in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing and has served as the Nurse Consultant for Public Health Emergency Preparedness for the past 6 years. She has over 30 years’ experience in Emergency Medical Services First Response as an EMT-Paramedic. She is currently the lead of the Northeast Region's Public Health Nurse Strike Team and conducts a large portion of the emergency preparedness training in the region for staff and community organizations. In 2016, she received the Commissioner of Health's commendation for work done with the Nurse Strike Teams deployed to North Carolina to assist with Hurricane Matthew response.