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Alpha Resource Center Seeks Donations; Mental Health Association to Offer Special First Aid Course


• The Alpha Resource Center, a nonprofit that provides services and support to persons with developmental disabilities in S.B. County, is seeking donations to continue providing its programs and services in 2011. Call 683-2145 or visit alphasb.org for more info.

• This week, the Mental Health Association (MHA) in S.B. County will launch a unique public education program called Mental Health First Aid—designed to help community members identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders, as well as related emergencies, until intervention from a professional is available. Upon completion, participants are certified as Mental Health First Aiders for three years. The three-course series will be held Monday, January 10; Thursday, January 13; and Friday, January 14, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the MHA’s S.B. chapter headquarters (617 Garden St.). Call 884-8440 ext. 124 for more info.

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