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This edition of Alachua County Talks features an interview with Alachua County Court Services Director Peria Duncan. The program focuses on Alachua County's efforts to provide mental health first aid training to all County employees in order to help those experiencing mental health issues.
In speaking of the program, Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “Alachua County has made an extraordinary effort to become a leader in this highly important but often overlooked aspect of community health. These efforts are increasing mental health literacy in Alachua County, and helping the public to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.”
For more information, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org, www.alachuacounty.us/courtservices, or call 352-338-7390.