Burke is Now Offering Virtual Mental Health First Aid Courses

Mental Health First Aid Matters

Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.

I would've ended up getting help earlier had I had the support of people who knew they weren't interfering in my personal life, they were trying to save my life - Congressman Patrick KennedyMental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need. Mental Health First Aiders can even save lives.

At this time courses are offered virtually and registration is open to any organization or member of the community. The courses are free of charge by Burke as part of our mental health awareness campaign.  Virtual courses feature a two-hour self-paced online class and then 4.5-6 hours of Instructor-led videoconference on class day.

Please contact us for more information on how to register for a course.

To found out more about taking a Mental Health First Aid at Burke visit our MHFA information page.