Mayo putting emphasis on mental health first aid

ROCHESTER, Minn. – May Clinic staff is putting their focus on mental health.

The first shared value award from the medical giant is going to what’s called mental health first aid. That program trains residents from any walk of life on how to identify and help those in a crisis. Mayo staff is putting in $30,000 toward the organization.

And for those in the community who have a passion for this topic, these funds should go a long way.

“Hopefully after a year, there are many people that understand how to recognize mental health issues, how to help a conversation get started and how to help people find resources,” said Sonia Watson, Rochester Area Council PTSA.

We are told that with the money, up to 12 classes will be offered next year on mental health with 30 people attending each.

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