mental health first aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.
Instructor, Taryn O’Flanagan, delivers MHFA Basic, a 12-hour course focused on adults interacting with adults in all environments. The course discusses the following mental disorders:
- Substance related disorders
- Mood related disorders
- Anxiety and trauma related disorders
- Psychotic disorders
Crisis first aid skills for the following are learned:
- Substance overdose
- Suicidal behavior
- Panic attack
- Acute stress reaction
- Psychotic episode
To Be Determined
For more information about MHFA and/or to register for an upcoming course, please email
Taryn O’Flanagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (250)-882-7658.
Find out more about the Mental Health Commission of Canada here.