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Building and Developing Your Mental Health Tool Box

Virtual Course • Nov. 12, 2020 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Given the fact that one in five adults in the U.S. suffers from a mental illness, this 3-hour course is essential for anyone who interacts with the community.

Participants will gain valuable knowledge that will enable them to recognize the signs and symptoms of various common mental health disorders and gain a better understanding of the challenges many individuals face. Participants will learn effective, active listening and communication skills to utilize when interacting with individuals suffering from mental health challenges. They will also be introduced on how to assess potentially dangerous situations and to begin verbal de-escalation to manage crisis situations.

Regular Registration: $70

Deadline: Nov. 9, 2020

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Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia College and State University and went on to earn a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of North Florida. Brown has almost 20 years of experience as a school based therapist in Florida and South Carolina. She earned her Licensed Professional Counselor license in 2004 and became a licensed professional counselor supervisor in 2017. Brown currently supervises a team of clinicians for the community mental health center and manages programs that serve adults, children and families experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.

For more information on this program, please contact Adult Programs Manager, Dr. Deedee Southerlin at or call (912) 478-6005.

Last updated: 9/25/2020