Year: 2020 Source: Ottawa, ON: Mental Health Commission of Canada. (2020). 164 p. SIEC No: 20200950

This training course was developed to help people provide initial support to someone who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-0being or may be in crisis. The philosophy behind MHFA is that mental health and substance use crises, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention. If crises do arise, then members of the public can take action that may reduce the harm that could result. Course participants will learn how to recognize the range of changes that may be a sign of declining mental well-being or crisis, how to offer and to provide help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatments and supports.