An early-intervention training program developed for public safety personnel to learn how to assist and support their peers or individuals they encounter in the field who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
Public safety professionals encounter high levels of stress, trauma and critical incidents, which can take a toll on mental health. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Public Safety gives personnel the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care. This training promotes open dialogue, reduces stigma and encourages public safety professionals to seek support when needed. Learn more — download the Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety one-pager.
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A staggering 90% of police officers surveyed reported stigma as a barrier to seeking mental health help. Some of that stigma stems from what they, and other people in public safety, witness as part of their jobs. “Just as the general public has stigmas surrounding mental health, public safety officers have even greater stigma,” says Eric Weaver, a Mental Health First Aid National Trainer. Weaver […]...