First aid training for Mental Health

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

A mental health advocacy group is looking to set up a new type of “first aid training” in the limestone city.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is offering mental health first training — on February 23rd and 24th — at the Isabel Turner branch of the Kingston public library.

The 12-hour course aims to provide general information about mental health problems and illnesses, and how to identify problems in people around you who may be suffering in silence.

Sherry Lachine: “It’s that next step, right? How do you recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health problem developing? How do you engage someone in conversation and then how do you get them to the right help? This is the course that helps people do that.”

Information about mental health first aid and dates and locations of upcoming courses in Kingston and area can be found at www.broadmind.ca

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