To ministers in WDC:  The WDC Ministerial Leadership Commission is sponsoring a Pastors’ Day Apart on Mental Health First Aid, Tuesday, February 7, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Auditorium at Prairie View mental health center, 1901 East 1st Street, Newton, KS. Pastors may also invite deacons or other congregational leaders who share in pastoral care ministries to attend with them. Registration cost is $25, and lunch will be provided for registrations received by January 31. This will be a 1-day, in-person, skills-based training course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.  Trainers will be Prairie View staff – Everett Bradley, Director of Recreation/Adventure, and Jodie Beeson, Ph.D., Director of Development. Please register below by January 31 at or by contacting WDC at 316-283-6300 or