Free session on mental health, substance abuse
September 26, 2019
LBW Community College in Greenville is offering a free, public, one-hour training session on the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse at 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2019, in the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center.
Jennifer Bafford, training coordinator for the Council on Substance Abuse-National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (COSA-NCADD), will present information to increase awareness, aid in identifying and reducing stigma, and introduce an action plan to appropriately respond to those in need.
The presentation provides an overview of common mental health illnesses, signs and symptoms, and helpful resources. Included is information about depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance abuse disorders. Learn about co-occurring disorders and their impacts on suicide.
COSA-NCADD is a private non-profit organization founded in 1973 to promote understanding that alcoholism and other drug dependence are preventable and treatable diseases. This state affiliate of NCADD is a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America.
The presentation is made possible by COSA-NCADD’S Project Insight through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant. The purpose of the grant is to increase awareness and training to the general public regarding mental health and substance abuse issues by providing education and awareness programs in schools and other community settings.
The presentation is free and open to the public. LBWCC in Greenville is located at 750 Greenville By-Pass. For more information, call 334.881.2213.