Mental health emergencies

Stefanie Garber

Most workplaces have trained first aiders to respond to emergencies. But what if the emergency is mental health related?

What would you do if your boss had a psychotic episode or your co-worker seemed suicidal? Mental health first aid training gives people the tools to act when mental health issues arise. Participants learn how to help people in crisis and recognize the symptoms of mental health disorders. Mental health is a key component of successful return to work. A worker with a positive, healthy mental state is likely to have better health outcomes...

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Published 19 September, 2013