Episode 18 “Mental Health First Aid”

If you or a loved one hurts themselves physically in some way, you know exactly what the response should be. Since we were kids, adults have taught us to call 911 or the police when there is an accident or a serious emergency. But when the people around us are struggling with mental illness, do you know how to recognize the signs, and better yet, do you know what to do to get them the help they need? On today’s episode I talk about a Mental Health First Aid course that is available to anyone who is looking to do exactly that. Much like a CPR certification, the class is an 8 hour course designed to help us recognize people who are struggling with mental health issues, and offers solutions to how best to direct them to get the help they need. I hope you enjoy!

*this show references an article from bustle.com