Chances are that someone you know is struggling with their mental health.
One in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. They could be a family member, friend, co-worker, client or customer. It could even be happening to you.
We asked our staff:
- Would like to know how to help someone showing signs of a mental health problem?
- Would you like to know how to respond to someone experiencing a mental health crisis?
- Would you like to be taught to recognize the signs and symptoms of a Mental Health problem?
Last fall, Gelderman staff participated in Mental Health First Aid Training, a two-day course delivered by Pat Thacker from Everyone Matters. Information about mental health problems, effective treatments, ways to access professional help and ways to respond to someone experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis was discussed. Pat believes that teaching Mental Health First Aid is the best way to share the message that Everyone Matters.