Mark the calendar for May 22 and consider participating in a training session meant to help those in the community in need of some mental health first aid.

One Door Polk will be hosting the training session on May 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a lunch break for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ program.

The cost is $30 per person, and space is limited.

Those interested should reach out to Rhonda Heuer at for questions.

RSVP here to sign up.

Additional info sent over to Polk Today from the announcement:

May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. It’s an opportunity for people across the country to learn more about mental health, share resources, and support those who may be struggling with mental health conditions.

This year, organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are promoting campaigns such as “Take the Moment” to encourage open dialogues, cultivate empathy, and provide support for individuals and families on their journey towards mental wellness1Similarly, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has prepared a toolkit with social media content, best practices for engaging in healthy discussions, and promotional materials to support mental health awareness2.

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed since 1949 and continues to be a cornerstone in addressing the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. It’s a time to extend support, foster public education, and advocate for policies that prioritize well-being1345.

If you or someone you know is looking for resources or ways to get involved, you can visit the websites of NAMI and SAMHSA for more information and materials to help spread awareness and support mental health initiatives12.

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