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If youre at Walmart and somebody is having a panic attack, or say your neighbor seems to be hearing voices and you want to try to help, but you dont know how to help, you would have the training to be able to help until somebody else arrived on the scene, she said. Mental Health First Aid was developed in Australia in 2001, and its endorsed by the National Council on Behavioral Health. During an eight-hour session, participants are taught about signs of mental illness and addiction, the effect of substance abuse and mental health disorders, a five-step plan to address a situation and local resources. Participants are certified for three years after they pass an exam. The action plan includes steps such as assessing for risk of suicide or self-harm, listening without judgment, giving reassurance and information, encouraging professional support and encouraging self-help. We just want to get it out into the community so that people know that its here and they can attend it, Trefethen said. She said the program also works to bust stigmas surrounding mental illness. Throughout the course, we draw parallels between mental illness and other illnesses so that people understand it as an illness, she said.
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