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Mental Health First Aid Training held


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Sixteen people gathered together to study detecting mental health crisis in youth Wednesday at the Community Mental Health center in Wakefield. The class was taught by Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare System training coordinator Philip Gardiepy-Hefner, who is teaching a similar class at Aspirus Ironwood today.


WAKEFIELD - The Community Mental Health facility in Wakefield brought together a group of adults to learn about youth mental health issues and how to identify when there is a problem verses when a behavior is just being young.

Philip Gardiepy-Hefner, training coordinator for Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Systems out of Kingsford, visited CMH Wednesday for the fifteenth time to provide for a mental health first aid class. While Wednesday's class was the youth first aid class for adults that work extensively with young people, Gardiepy-Hefner s...

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