May is Mental Health Awareness month and many organizations in the community are trying to help raise awareness of the issue of mental health. Taylorville Memorial Hospital is doing their part by hosting a mental health first aid class to help teach participants how to identify signs of people potentially suffering from a mental health issue, and ways to help that person.
Kim Bourne, President and CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and discussed the class. The course will give people the skills to be able to help with a number of different issues.
Along with the class, TMH works alongside a local organization to help people who are currently going through a mental health crisis get the help that they need.
Nearly 44 million adults in America experience mental illness in a given year, and one in five adults experience a mental illness. To sign up for the Mental Health First Aid Classes, visit MemorialBehavioralHealth.org to sign up, or call the hospital at 824-1600.