Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.
The Southeast Alaska AHEC provides Mental Health First Aid training throughout the region.
Mental Health First Aid is an international program proven to be effective.
Participants of this program:
- Grow their knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions.
- Can identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addiction.
- Increase their confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress.
- Show increased mental wellness themselves.
Studies also show that the program reduces the social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illnesses.
Interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aid trainer for the Southeast Alaska AHEC? Email us!