Adult Mental Health First Aid
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.
In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
1-Assess for risk of suicide or harm
3-Give reassurance and Information
4-Encourage appropriate professional help
5-Encourage self-help and other support strategies