Adult Mental Health First Aid Training In Clay Center

Ten spaces are still available for the Adult Mental Health Training coming up on Friday, April 26th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (6th & Clark) in Clay Center. The class hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and there is a small fee for the Training – which includes lunch.

Do you work with people or families or want to be able to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders? One in five adults have a mental disorder every year. This might be anxiety, depression, bipolar, eating disorder, and other mental disorders.

The 8-hour training gives a person the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care. Pawnee Mental Health staff will present the training. A Culture of Health Grant from K-State Research & Extension River Valley District provides the training.

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To register, call the Clay Center River Valley Extension District Office at 785-632-5335. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to 25 people. For questions, contact District Extension Agent, Deanna Turner in Clay Center at 785-632-5335 or or Sonia Cooper at 785-325-2121 or All interested men and women are invited to attend!

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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