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Metro Business Report December 2, 2009

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In the wake of the recent shootings at Fort Hood, organizations across Utah may be assessing how they can detect similar issues before they become tragedies. A local organizational development and training company provides training for just such a thing.

Midvale based PeopleSmarts is currently the only company in the intermountain region certified to provide training through the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare called Mental Health First Aid.

Rich Robinson, PeopleSmarts' trainer for the program, says that Mental Health First Aid is similar to traditional first aid training, but in the context of mental, instead of physical, health.

Mental Health First Aid is a 12 hour training course that can be split up over two, three or four days.

For more information go to peoplesmart-dot-biz-slash-m-h-f-a.

This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.

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