John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band to Headline
8th Annual Benefit Concert
The 8th Annual Concert & Silent Auction to benefit the Center for Life Management Foundation will feature John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band performing on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Center for Life Management Foundation. Tickets are on sale now.
Reserve your tickets today online at www.stockbridgetheatre.com, by phone at 603.437.5210 or in person at the Stockbridge Theatre box office Monday-Friday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. The silent auction is open to the public and bidding opens at 6 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35/30 for adults and $20 for seniors and students.
Fundraising events such as this are important in helping CLM to continue to provide essential services, expand our reach, develop new services and fully realize the potential of our mission to promote the mental health and emotional well-being of the community.
CLM Offers Mental Health First Aid Training
If you encountered someone in emotional crisis—a co-worker, family member, neighbor or someone in the community— would you know what to do to help? CLM in Derry is offering a Mental Health First Aid training to help improve mental health literacy and help participants to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
The next Mental Health First Aid training will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at CLM Derry. The cost is $35 per person and includes a box lunch and training materials.
Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course— human resource professionals, business owners, first responders, teachers, students, leaders in faith communities and any caring citizen.
The course will be co-facilitated by Celia Felsenberg, LICSW, CLM Director of Adult Services and Peter Reinertsen, LCMHC, CLM Director of Emergency Services, both certified Mental Health First Aid trainers. According to Felsenberg, "We are more likely to find someone in emotional distress rather than someone experiencing a heart attack, yet most people are not prepared to respond. Public health efforts have aimed to teach people CPR, the Heimlich or the use of 911 in emergencies, and now we have the Mental Health First Aid program for helping people recognize when a person is experiencing a mental health crisis and how best to respond. Anyone of us could face this scenario with a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or just someone you encounter in the community."
In its pilot year, the Mental Health First Aid program was introduced in nearly 20 states and more than 40 communities nationwide. In July of 2014, several staff from Center for Life Management participated in NH's statewide "Train the Trainer" Mental Health First Aid Program, coordinated by the NH Behavioral Health Association in cooperation with the NH Bureau of Behavioral Health, where trainers earned certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Click here for Mental Health First Aid registration flier.