Mental Health First Aid
What is MHFA?
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches participants the signs, symptoms and warning signs of a mental health or substance abuse crisis. In addition to this, it teaches you how to respond to a mental health crisis using ALGEE. This course is a one day, eight hour course that is used as a tool to help the general public respond to someone in crisis.
*It does not replace organizational policies or legal reporting requirements. Serves as a complement to these policies. It is not a course that certifies individuals as counselors but rather "First Aiders" similar to being certified in Standard First Aid.
Why is Mental Health important?
Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. One in five people will have a mental health condition throughout their lifetime. Mental health concerns are prominent in our world, despite the stigma that surrounds them. Starting this conversation, reaching out and sharing your story can save lives.