Originally published Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 05:36p.m.

KINGMAN – Western Arizona Council of Governments is hosting a mental health first aid training.

The training is an eight-hour course that will teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The training helps people to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

The course will also talk about mental health first aid for older adults.

Melinda Kemp, WACOG benefits and volunteer coordinator, said they are looking for about 20 people to sign up and people can register until they’re at full enrollment.

People interested can register for the event up to Monday, Sept. 30, unless the class is full.

The training is 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office – Kingman, 600 E. Beale St.

To register contact, Cat Trobaugh at 928-377-4694.