Youth Mental Health First Aid
training on October 9.
Seats still open to anyone wishing to attend!
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Registration and light breakfast 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Training 8:00 – 5:00
Who Should Attend?
This training is open to employees and community partners of :
Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC)
Rutland Mental Health Services (RMHS)
Community Health Center of the Rutland Region (CHCRR)
- Youth Mental Health First Aid on October 9th is open to ANYONE.
If you have any questions about participating, please contact
Why are we providing these trainings?
VT’s rate of suicide deaths per 100,000 people was 18.9 in 2016 (Centers for Disease Control, WISQARS, 2016)—higher than the national average and the highest in New England. Rural counties in the U.S. have consistently had higher suicide rates than metropolitan counties from 2001 to 2015, according to the CDC. Higher fatality rates in rural areas reflect the challenges inherent in the assessment and delivery of care in communities where providers are stretched thin, services tend to be more segregated than integrated, and geographically isolated populations tend to have less education and lower incomes—both barriers to heath care access.
About the Rutland Suicide Safer Care Project Training Series
The Rutland Safe Suicide Care Project will reduce barriers to accessing suicide safe care in the Rutland area by identifying system gaps and opportunities, building infrastructure for a collaborative, integrated system of care, and improving knowledge and skills among behavioral health providers, primary care practitioners, and hospital inpatient and Emergency Departments in the Rutland area. The project will target residents in Rutland County, focusing on reaching residents through three mediums: Mental Health Services; Primary and Preventive Care Services; and Emergency Departments.
What is the Cost to Attend?
These trainings are being offered at no cost by the Rutland Suicide Safer Care project, a partnership between the Center for Health and Learning (CHL)/Vermont Suicide Prevention Center (VTSPC); the Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC), Rutland Mental Health Services (RMHS) and Community Health Center of the Rutland Region (CHCRR) and funded through a grant from the Bowse Health Trust, a Department of Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Lunch is not included with these trainings, attendees are welcome to
purchase locally or bring from home.