Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) - Basic is offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada and intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.
- Increased awareness of signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems.
- Decreased stigma related to mental health.
- Increased confidence interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.
- Increased help actually provided to individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem.