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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mental Health First Aid and Keeping the Force Strong

 Mental Health First Aid
We want to thank Fairview Hospital systems and the Fairview Foundation for co-sponsoring the just-completed Mental Health First Aid classes for first responders. These nationally recognized courses brought first responders together for a full day of learning the facts and myths about mental illness. “This course saves lives” were the words of Fairview CEO David Murphy when he recently described the course. We thank all who attended—and a special thanks to all of the staff from Fairview and to our LMC training and conferences team who helped make this training happen.

Keeping the Force Strong
The St. Paul and Minneapolis Police Departments’ employee resource programs have once again teamed up with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to host an educational forum to address alcohol misuse by police officers. I attended the forum last year and highly recommend it. The presentations, panel discussions, and networking helps officers understand the science of addiction, approaches to treatment, and resources available. Register early, as last year’s forum was full!

For more information and to register, visit:

Up next: The TSO Travels to Texas

Stay safe,

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