Each year in the U. S., 57.7 million people have a diagnosable mental disorder, and a death by suicide happens every 16 minutes!*
In Georgia, over 2.3 MILLION people face the challenge of living with mental illness. Suicide is the 9th most common cause of death, taking more lives than homicide! In fact, among Georgia youth and young adults ages 15-24, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death. Each year, almost 1,000 Georgians of all ages die by suicide and about 18,000 seek emergency care for injuries related to suicide attempts. Recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness and intervening early can save lives.*
Mr. Watkins puts on a dynamic program and for people looking for Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), this is truly a great certification to possess.
*Mental Health First Aid
About Mr. Roderick Y. Watkins:
Mr. Watkins is the CEO of Watkins Empowerment & Consulting. He is also a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor. He trains organizations and the general public on how to engage individuals dealing with mental health issues. He has an extensive background in facilitating and instructing courses such as, Dealing with Difficult People, Managing Emotions Under Pressure & Creative Leadership for Managers, Supervisors & Team Leaders.
For more information, olease visit: http://www.watkinsempowers.com