County Attorney’S Office Offering Crisis Training For First Responders

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Classes for emergency workers who deal with the mentally ill will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Messin­ger Mortuary conference room.

The free sessions will focus on helping police, paramedics and others deal with the mentally ill and is sponsored by the Gila County Attorney’s Office, Centpatico’s crisis system and Frontline on the Home Front.

First responders — health care, behavioral health, social services, legal professionals, probation officers, faith-based workers and community members — should register in advance for the session.

Trainers will provide an overview of behavioral health crisis services and the system for providing involuntary treatment. The program will also cover issues relating to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain.

Frontline on the Home Front classes will start at 1 p.m. Sept. 24 in Payson and at 9 a.m. Sept. 25 in Globe.

To register, call Gila County attorney Court Liaison Sharon Listiak at (928) 402-8841 or e-mail slistiak@gilacountyaz.gov.

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