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Mental Health First Aid in Health Care

In health care settings, Mental Health First Aid trains doctors, nurses, front desk staff and more how to recognize and respond to the signs of mental illness and addiction in both their co-workers and their patients.

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How Mental Health First Aid in Health Care is helping Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Why Mental Health Matters in Health Care

300-400
About 300-400 doctors complete suicide each year.
50%
In a survey of 2,000 U.S. physicians, roughly 50 percent believed they met criteria for a mental health disorder in the past, but had not sought treatment.
1 in 8
An estimated one in eight emergency room visits involves a mental health and/or substance use condition.

How Mental Health First Aid Can Help in Health Care Settings

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Increases mental health and substance use literacy.
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Reduces stigma
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Encourages open dialogue about mental health and substance use among health care staff.
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Teaches strategies for connecting a patient or co-worker with appropriate local resources and treatment.

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