A report from Mental Health First Aid USA ranks Missouri second-highest among the states with residents trained in Mental Health First Aid.
The training is designed to teach people how to recognize, understand and respond to signs of mental health. Similar to standard first aid, the knowledge and training can save lives.
Mental health issues are varied and typically create challenges for people to lead productive, fulfilling lives. On occasion, mental health issues also may play a role in highly publicized aberrant or criminal behavior.