Community Legal Services in EPA Staff Trained as Mental Health First Aiders

Attorneys, immigration advocates, and office managers from Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto became Mental Health First Aiders in February and are now trained to provide help to those experiencing a mental health problem or challenge.

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto provides transformative legal services to diverse and disadvantaged communities in San Mateo County to support individuals and communities affected by immigration, employment, housing, and consumer law.

For more on Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, go to http://www.clsepa.org/

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Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8-hour certification course that teaches community members how to recognize and appropriately respond to an individual experiencing an emotional or behavioral health challenge, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance abuse. Mental Health First Aid is provided by the Office of Diversity and Equity, BHRS and supported by funds through MHSA (Prop. 63)

If you would like to host a training or are interested in attending, please contact Natalie Andrade at nandrade@smcgov.org or 650-372-8548