Saturday, April 15, 2017



Mental health first aid training for military and vets available in Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie – A Mental Health First Air: Military Members, Veterans and their Families” two-session training will be held later this month.           

The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health Divisions of Veterans’ Services and Mental Hygiene will conduct the sessions with Vet-2-Vet Peer Services on April 22 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The training will take place at the Behavioral and Community Health Offices at 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie.

“Our veterans have given their lives to protect our country, and Mental Health First Aid training is one way we can help our veterans,” said county Veterans Affairs Director Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret.)  “Someone very close to you could be struggling with a mental health or substance abuse program. This training will provide the necessary skills to help someone during a time of crisis.”


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