In 2016, the National Council is making it a priority to help Mental Health First Aid instructors across the country train more First Aiders than ever before. Our vision?
ONE MILLION FIRST AIDERS IN 2016.
A 23-story digital billboard featuring Mental Health First Aid in Times Square in New York City.
As we count down to 2016, we wanted you to be the first to know how we are going to support you in training as many Mental Health First Aiders as possible this year.
In July 2015, I had the opportunity to take a Mental Health First Aid course at WestCare Nevada. Little did I know that just a few days later I would be using the information and techniques I had learned in the class in a real life situation.”–Rick Denton
Hilda Marie’s worst nightmare was unfolding right before her eyes. Teetering at the edge of the platform was a woman poised to jump in front of an oncoming train. What would you do? For Hilda, there was no question. She turned to the skills she learned in the eight-hour Mental Health First Aid class she completed. ”–Hilda Marie
I recently got dispatched on a psychiatric call...because I took the Mental Health First Aid class, I knew not to take the attitude that she's crazy and was able to keep her calm.”–Sarah L., EMT