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☷ Loudoun County Virginia - Loudoun Offers Mental Health Education Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in May

☷ Loudoun County Virginia - Loudoun Offers Mental Health Education Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in May

Loudoun County , state Virginia
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   Loudoun County offers ongoing mental health education and substance abuse prevention programs . All programs are free , but registration is required , and seats are limited . The schedule of upcoming classes for May 2022 is as follows:
   Adverse Childhood Experiences Training
   The
   Adverse Childhood Experiences
    training is a one - hour educational program that aims to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences , or ACEs . ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood . ACEs are linked to chronic health problems , mental illness and substance use problems in adulthood . The training teaches that ACE prevention is a key to improving a community’s well - being . The virtual training presentation lasts about one hour . Discussion and a question - and - answer session will follow the presentation . The next class will be held: 
   May 24
   : 7:00 – 8:00 p . m .
   For details about the training and to register , visit
   loudoun . gov/childhoodadversitytraining
    .
   Mental Health First Aid
   Mental Health First Aid
    offers training that teaches people how to identify , understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders . The training also teaches the skills that someone needs to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis . There are two versions of the program , a general adult program and a program for adults who interact with youth . The trainings are usually held over a two - day period , with the class lasting for about three hours each day . The next trainings are:  
   Adult Mental Health First Aid:
   May 11 & 12
   : 6:00 – 9:00 p . m . each day ( Virtual )
   Youth Mental Health First Aid:
   May 17 & 18
   : 9:00 a . m . – 12:00 p . m . each day . ( In - person training , Loudoun County Department of Mental Health , Substance Abuse and Developmental Services , 906 Trailview Blvd . SE , Leesburg ) .  
   For details about the training and to register , visit
   loudoun . gov/mhfirstaid
    .  
   Opioid Overdose Reversal
   Loudoun County offers local training sessions of
   REVIVE!
    , the opioid overdose and naloxone education program for the Commonwealth of Virginia . Anyone who uses opioids or knows someone who is using opioids is encouraged to attend . The virtual sessions last about one hour . Upcoming classes are scheduled:
   May 13
   : 12:00 – 1:00 p . m .
   May 16
   : 5:30 – 6:30 p . m .
   May 27
   : 12:00 - 1:00 p . m .
   For details about the training and to register , visit
   loudoun . gov/revive
    .
   Suicide Prevention Training
   The
   Question Persuade Refer
    program offers training to help people recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to refer someone for professional help . The suicide prevention training teaches three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide; question , persuade and refer . The virtual training presentation lasts about one hour . Discussion and practice opportunities will follow the presentation . The next class will be held: 
   May 19
   : 7:00 – 8:30 p . m .
   For details about the training and to register , visit
   loudoun . gov/suicidepreventiontraining
    .
   For more information on the prevention and intervention services offered by the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health , Substance Abuse and Developmental Services , visit
   loudoun . gov/mhsadsprevention
    or
   send an email
    .
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