Students at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Center for Graduate Studies of Columbia are working to raise awareness about mental health issues through their community involvement. On Friday, March 31, students at the Columbia Center held an 8-hour Mental Health First-Aid class in partnership with Mental Health America – South Carolina (MHA-SC). The class, which was open to the public, provided people with the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crises. On Saturday, April 1, students in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program participated in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mid-Carolina walk, which helps to raise funds for individuals and families in the region struggling with issues related to mental health. Several students at the Center also got involved during their spring break in March by completing a 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training presented by NAMI.
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