Dec. 17/17

“If I sprain my ankle, chances are you will know what to do. If I have a panic attack, chances are you won’t.”  That’s the message you’ll see on the home page of Mental Health First Aid Canada (www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca).  I have to confess I did not know about this resource until we were having dinner with a good friend tonight.  She was asking me what kinds of topics I planned to cover in training for care providers in Better Ways For Seniors, and asked if I had considered this course.

The website describes the content of their basic course (12 hours) this way:

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.”  If any of you have taken this program or a related program, I would love to hear from you as part of the planning process for our training!