Mental Health First Aid: Building Safety and Reducing Stigma
Tuesday, March 11, 1-2 p.m. EDT
CSG Policy Webinar Series
One in four adults will suffer from a mental health illness in any given year, according to the National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care. The council’s Mental Health First Aid program is a nationally recognized eight-hour training to teach how to help people in an emergency situation stemming from mental illness or substance abuse. A few states have begun to adopt the program to help first responders and others handle mental health and substance abuse crises. Rebecca Farley and Bryon Gibb from the National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care will explain the program and how states can benefit.