A private business and the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are both offering more help “to make that connection.”
Mental Health First Aid:
The CMHA-WECB is offering training for mental health first aid.
“We understand how to deal with individuals who have a physical health crisis, right?” says Carrie Davis, workplace outreach worker. “(But) we don’t often understand how to support those individuals (who are struggling with mental health).”
Over a seven-hour course participants will learn how to identify a decline or crisis in mental health.
“And then it also teaches us how to talk to them about supports – professional or other supports, as well as how to connect with those resources to help them on the road to recovery,” says Davis.
CMHA officials say statistically, one in