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Free mental health CLE in Columbia, Greenville

South Carolina attorneys can get 7.5 hours of free CLE credit at two upcoming mental health “first aid” courses being offered in March and April.

The courses will take place in Columbia on March 15 and Greenville on April 12.

The training is open to all attorneys in the state and intended to train non-medical professionals to assist with a person going through a mental health or substance abuse crisis. The training also helps participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health problems, strategies for de-escalating crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to go to get help.

The courses will focus on lawyer-specific mental health challenges, taking into account the values, needs and experiences of members of the profession, while also providing lawyer-specific resources for support.

Both the South Carolina Bar’s Wellness Committee and Lawyers Helping Lawyers participated in organizing the events, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at:

-Columbia: March 15 at Gallivan White Boyd, 1201 Main Street

-Greenville: April 12 at Gallivan White Boyd, 55 Beattie Place, Suite 1200

Contact Beth Padgett at [email protected] to register.

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