Published: Sat, May 06, 2017
Medical | By Dorothy Lyons

Free mental health first aid courses offered to community

Free mental health first aid courses offered to community

It's national Mental Health Awareness Month. Engaging people in conversations about mental illness is important at every stage of recovery.

"The truth is simple: when we fail to fund mental health and addiction treatment services, we all pay for it", Rosenberg said in a statement Thursday.

Central England is also creating 50 mental health and wellbeing champions who will offer support by signposting colleagues towards resources and help regarding mental health.

Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, were at the University of Toronto today to highlight $6 million in additional funding for three years to support mental health services and supports at Ontario's colleges and universities.

"One in five adults develop a mental health issue some time in their life", said Lisa Basci, of the Community Services Group, a Lancaster County-based company that also teaches mental health first aid in Western Pennsylvania. But the review also made it clear that money, without a comprehensive and independent review of mental health systems, won't fix entrenched problems. "By taking action early, we can all reduce the impact of mental illness and substance abuse, as well as the stigma associated with them".

Dr. Emily Wang director of trauma informed services at Hull Services speaks about the organization's work on Thursday
ELIZABETH CAMERON FOR METRO Dr. Emily Wang director of trauma informed services at Hull Services speaks about the organization's work on Thursday

The toolkit is meant to teach and inspire people to take an active role in their mental health and well-being, and to support others.

People experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently-and some engage in potentially unsafe or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem.

He said 60 per cent of suicides in the past year were people who hadn't accessed help. Milwaukee residents are encouraged to bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health issues and gather more information for the Behavioral Health Division's 2018 budget. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. To schedule an interview with a BHD expert, contact Katy Glodosky at 414-323-6362 or katy.glodosky (at) milwaukeecountywi (dot) gov.

Ensuring there are strong programs and services to help these students must be a priority.

Ontario supports the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health and the Good2Talk/ Allo, j'écoute mental health helpline, which provides direct counseling and referral services 24 hours a day, seven days a week in English and French.

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