Mental Health First Aid

Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years and is the 10th leading cause of death according to the National Center for Health Statistics, who also reports that the overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014.

Mental Health Counseling

Individuals contemplating suicide often display signs in advance, but too few people are adequately equipped to identify and act on those signs. Mental Health First Aid training helps individuals and professionals identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness, addiction, depression or personal crisis that could lead to someone harming themselves or others. The goal of this training is to help others support an individual in crisis until appropriate professional help arrives. Two Holy Family Institute instructors are certified to provide training at the requesting agency’s site or at Holy Family.