The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is encouraging Canadians to make a resolution to learn Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in 2012. MHFA is a training course that teaches individuals to provide initial help to someone who is developing mental health problems or in crisis. Students learn about risk factors, sign and symptoms for mental health conditions, as well as how to assist an individual to find help.
Two-day training courses are currently provided across Canada for an average fee of $150. Qualified individuals can also take instructor courses to teach MHFA. To date, over 550 Canadians are trained in MHFA.
To read the MHCC’s news release on making Mental Health First Aid a new year’s resolution, visit their website at www.mentalhealthcommission.ca.
For more information and to find a local training course, visit the Mental Health First Aid website at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca.