Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The training teaches skills 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. Mental Health First Aiders are teachers, first responders, and veterans. They’re neighbors, parents, and friends. They’re people in recovery and those supporting a loved one –anyone who wants to make their community healthier and safer.
Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.