“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: