DAVIS MENTAL HEALTH GROUP works with families and individuals who are affected by Mental Health Challenges. We provide up to date information provided by other Mental Health professionals to ensure that people are aware of the options they have. We are an advocate for Mental Illness and assist others with the knowledge, support, and guidance they need.
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA)?
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
WHY DOES MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID MATTER?
Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.
Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder. When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need. Mental Health First Aiders can even save lives.