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Mental illness is an illness that requires immediate treatment once a person is diagnosed. This diagnosis might happen earlier because mental illness now has its own first aid program. An eight-hour training session called Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to identify a mental health issue and how people can help. The Mental Health First Aid website says that the training is meant to provide help to a person who is experiencing a mental health problem before the proper treatment and support is given. The program could help a person through a mental health crisis or when they are developing a mental illness.

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