Mental Health First Aid/Youth Mental Health First Aid
Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis.
-One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late.
-Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.