From left to right: Goodwill Manasota employees Toni Quiros, Janet McBride and Adina Bridges and Centerstone's Charles Whitfield

Goodwill Manasota recently offered "mental health first aid" training to 24 of its employees. The program was created to give employees skills to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental health professionals from Centerstone, a mental health counseling and support practice, led the eight-hour course. Attendees learned how to help someone experiencing a panic attack, considering suicide or dealing with an addiction. The Goodwill employees who attended were from human resources, safety, operations leadership, the Veterans Services Program and the mission services team.