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Letter of Appreciation

I just wanted to express my appreciation to both of you for making available and presenting the Mental Health First Aid classes to our staff. 

We have nothing else like it in our yearly training plan, so if it was not for you, our staff would not get it. As you may be aware, a large portion of our inmate population suffers from mental illness, and the chances of our staff responding to an incident where the inmate may be having some kind of mental health crisis is pretty high. 

Thanks to you the staff are more likely to recognize this and change their approach on how they deal with it.  This in turn lessens the likelihood of the staff or inmates being injured unnecessarily. 

- Lance Hetmer, Warden
Arizona State Prison Complex - Yuma