A five-step action plan to offer initial help to anyone showing signs of mental health distress.
Do you know the signs of someone suffering from mental illness? Perhaps they are having an episode of depression or in the midst of a panic attack? Would you know how to guide or support your loved one or friend if he or she was heavily misusing substances?
Individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) grow their knowledge of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of behavioral and mental health issues and addictions. Peer-reviewed studies show that the program reduces the social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illnesses.
Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, MHFA training allows helping someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives.
We envision a community in which MHFA is as common as CPR. We encourage you to sign up for MHFA training today.