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Lloyd Platson with Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services talks about a mental health first aid class on Thursday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the downstairs conference room at 111 Metlakatla St.

More: Cost is $75. The certification course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help, and connect persons to professional, peer and social supports and self-help resources. Call 747-3636 to reserve a space.