South Coast Residents Take Course To Become Certified In Mental Health First Aid

When you think about first aid training, you probably think about CPR and using those skills to help someone suffering from a cardiac emergency. But that’s not the only first aid training that helps save lives. You can become certified in mental health first aid on the South Coast. Leticia Yanez shook with anxiety as she pretended to have a panic attack. Her instructor and classmates tried to calm her down. Yanez said she actually felt anxiety even though she was just role-playing.

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Supporters of a long-stalled amendment to the U.S. Constitution made their voices heard in Santa Barbara on Sunday.

Conejo Valley residents came together to unite against hate and to promote tolerance following hate crimes that recently hit the community.

A Chumash blessing kicked off this Unity in the Community event at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park. Twelve-year-old Ethan Skopp said he hopes it sends a clear message.

“We came out here today to help promote diversity and unity and to speak out against hate,” he said.

Participants wrote messages for the traveling Peace Tree and did expressive painting on intolerance.

Three men from Fresno have been arrested on the South Coast on human trafficking charges.

Ventura Police say they received a call from the National Human Trafficking Center hotline on Saturday evening about a 17-year-old girl who claimed she fled from a human trafficking situation and was hiding near Victoria Avenue and Valentine Road. Officers found the teenage girl, and she told them that she was with three men for the last three days and was forced to commit acts of prostitution in San Diego County until they arrived at a motel in Ventura. She claims that she was not free to leave and was threatened with physical harm.

There’s some good news about the job market for the South and Central Coasts. Unemployment is falling.

The California Employment Development Department is reporting that the jobless rate in Ventura County was 4.7% in February, down from 5.1% in January. For Santa Barbara County, the unemployment rate was 5.5% last month, dipping 0.5% percent from a month earlier. And, the percentage of people unemployed in San Luis Obispo County was 3.9% last month, decreasing from 4.3% in January. Employers on the South and Central Coasts have added more than 15,000 jobs in the past year.

When you think about first aid training, you probably think about CPR and using those skills to help someone suffering from a cardiac emergency. But that’s not the only first aid training that helps save lives. You can become certified in mental health first aid on the South Coast.

Leticia Yanez shook with anxiety as she pretended to have a panic attack. Her instructor and classmates tried to calm her down. Yanez said she actually felt anxiety even though she was just role-playing.

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