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UPDATED 1/14: The January 19 training has been rescheduled for March 2. Information is below. Youth Mental Health First Aid consists of 2-hours of self-paced content followed by 4.5 hours of instructor-led training. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It...

Adult Mental Health First Aid consists of 2-hours of self-paced content followed by 5.5 hours of instructor-led training. Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge,...

Adult Mental Health First Aid consists of 2-hours of self-paced content followed by 5.5 hours of instructor-led training. Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge,...

UPDATED 1/14: The January 19 training has been rescheduled for March 2. Information is below. Youth Mental Health First Aid consists of 2-hours of self-paced content followed by 4.5 hours of instructor-led training. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It...

A story by Mike Landis and Emilee Kushel published by KOLR10 on September 15, 2021 discussed the ONE initiative, our involvement, and how individuals and businesses can get involved. "Melvin is one of those with OACAC receiving training on how to spot and prevent mental...

We are pleased to be part of Burrell Behavioral Health's ONE Initiative. Springfield News-Leader journalist, Jackie Rehwald, writes: According to recent statistics, one person dies by suicide about every 40 seconds. That's about 800,000 people every year globally. For every adult who dies by suicide,...

We are committed to supporting mental health and are pleased to be a Burrell Behavioral Health Be Well Community partner. At the 9/9/21 Springfield Cardinals game, we helped unveil a beautiful bell created by local artist, Avery Parrish. This bell will be housed at OACAC...

The Warm Line is a collaborative partnership between OACAC and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwest Missouri which offers a non-judgmental platform for people to call in and receive support. In addition to providing support to those calling in, the Warm Line offers access...

The Warm Line is a collaborative partnership between OACAC and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwest Missouri which offers a non-judgmental platform for people to call in and receive support. It is peer operated, providing an understanding voice for persons living with mental...

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwest Missouri are excited to announce a collaborative partnership which brings back the Warm Line resource in the Ozarks, beginning Monday, April 5, 2021.  The Warm Line is non-judgmental and peer operated,...