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Mental Health First Aid in the US
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. The website provides information about the program, options to locate a program near you, becoming an instructor, and staying on top of the most recent news on the program.