Loudoun County Offers Mental Health Classes

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 Adverse Childhood Experiences training is a one-hour educational program that aims to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences, potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. They have been linked to chronic health problems, mental illness and substance use problems in adulthood. Classes will be 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 15. For information and to register, go to loudoun.gov/childhoodadversitytraining.

Mental Health First Aid offers training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders, and teaches the skills to reach out to help and support someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. There is a general adult program and a program for adults who interact with youth. For information and to register, go to loudoun.gov/mhfirstaid.

The Question Persuade Refer program trains people to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to refer someone for professional help, with three simple steps to help save a life from suicide: question, persuade and refer. The next class will be Feb. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. For information and to register, go to 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, go to loudoun.gov/mhsadsprevention or send an email to prevention@loudoun.gov.

2 thoughts on “Loudoun County Offers Mental Health Classes

  • 2022-01-28 at 10:53 am

    Mental-health services are so important — especially during the health crisis, when nerves are frayed. I’m glad county officials recognize that fact. I’ve utilized mental-health services in the past & benefited greatly. Happy Valentine’s Day Loudoun!

  • 2022-01-29 at 6:15 am

    Create your own cliental then offer services paid for by taxpayers talk about scam, the school board says rename Ponzi scheme after Loudoun School Board! Nothing is free.

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