Free Mental Health First Aid Training is Becoming More Common
Mental health is something that most people aren’t prepared to treat. It isn’t as easy to see as blood and someone suffering from depression or PTSD isn’t likely to tell you that they’re hurt like someone with a broken bone would.
Treating and recognizing mental health issues is something the preparedness community just isn’t prepared for.
Some communities are now offering free training like this course coming up in Virginia Beach but there isn’t enough of these classes out there. If you happen to be lucky enough to be in an area that has classes like these open to the public, it’d be a good idea to get in on one.
The stress that will come with a collapse is likely to push many people over the edge. Even if it isn’t you, it could very well be someone you know or care about!
People are more likely to encounter someone – friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or member of the community – in an emotional or mental crisis than they are someone having a heart attack.
The City of Virginia Beach Behavioral Health and Wellness Prevention Services wants them to be prepared – and they’re holding a free public education program July 18 to get them there.
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour program designed to give people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of specific illnesses.
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