At Greenwich High School, Students/Staff Learn to Spot People in Distress

On April 26 and 27, a group of students and staff participated in a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification at Greenwich High School.

Ten students and two faculty members  – Kathy Steiner and Garfield Charles – spent eight hours being certified.

The instructor was Stephanie Marquesano from the non-profit The Harris Project.

The course gave participants skills to identify signs of distress, addiction and mental health challenges as well as how to appropriately respond.

“This course was highly interactive and students got to bond as they worked together to learn useful skills,” said Alexandra Braverman, who started the club at GHS. She explained that the event was brought to the high school by the CODA Club and that her club looks forward to offering this certification again next year!

See also: Mental Health Fair at GHS Includes Focus on Substance Abuse
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Alexandra Braverman and Stephanie Marquesano at the mental health fair at GHS. Credit: Leslie Yager

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