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Mental Health First Aid in Rural Communities

Date: September 3, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Georgia Southern University | Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, Statesboro, GA

Though the prevalence of mental health problems is largely the same in rural and urban areas, people who live in rural communities face unique challenges in accessing care for mental health problems, such as accessibility, availability and acceptability. But rural Americans have strengths as well, including close-knit family ties and a strong sense of community.

Mental Health First Aid for Rural Communities builds upon these strengths by increasing knowledge about mental health and substance abuse issues and decreasing negative perceptions. Light breakfast and lunch will be served during the workshop.

Early Registration (ends 8/2/19): $99.00
Regular Registration (ends 8/21/19): $125.00

Before registering, please read our terms and conditions.

Katrina Robinson-Wheeler

Katrina Robinson-Wheeler has trained over 3,000 mental health first aiders and has been ranked as one of the Top 20 MHFA Instructors in the United States for the last two years.

For more information on the Mental Health First Aid for Rural Communities, please contact Senior Program Specialist, Dr. Deedee Southerlin at or call (912) 478-6005.

Last updated: 8/12/2019