Mental Health First Aid is an international training program proven to be effective. Peer-reviewed studies show that individuals trained in the program
- Grow their knowledge of signs, symptoms, and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions
- Can identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addiction
- Increase their confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress
- Show increased wellness themselves
Studies also show that the program reduces the social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illness.
Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
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