Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.
Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. People who complete the course do not take on the role of professionals – they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What do I do?” and “Where can someone find help?”
To learn more about Mental Health First aid or to attend an upcoming class, visit FOCUS Recovery and Wellness Community (www.focusrwc.org) or call 419-423-5071