Upcoming Ontario workshops offer tips to help in mental crises

The workshops will be held in room 110 inside the Weese Building at Treasure Valley Community College. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – Two free workshops designed to teach people what to do when someone is going through a mental health crisis are coming up in Ontario.

Registration is open for the Adult Mental Health First Aid workshop, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23. A workshop focused on youth mental health is set for Thursday, Feb. 13.

Both classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 110 of Treasure Valley Community College’s Weese Building.

Lifeways has put on the grant-funded workshops several times a year for at least six years, said Paula Olvera, a prevention specialist at the Ontario mental health services provider.

“Mental health problems are much more common than most . . .