How We Can Help
Education and Community Development
The National Depression Screening Day is an annual event held every October where people who feel they, or someone they know, might be depressed can fill out a questionnare, gain information and , if necessary, a referral to a Physician or other resources. Community development and information projects such as having informational tables in shopping malls, delivering talks for businesses etc. are ongoing when there is a need or request. Staff from CMHA also promote mental health throughout the community in a variety of venues such as media, business speeches, etc.
Mental Health First Aid
is a new program which teaches participants how to help someone showing signs of mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course aims to teach people to:
- Identify when a person may be a danger to themselves or othersand take steps to preserve life.
- Recognize the early signs for mental health problems and provide help to prevent more serious problems from developing.
- Provide comfort to someone with a mental health issue and support them in recovering.
Anyone can benefit from Mental Health First Aid-members of the general public, teachers, health service providers, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers, community groups.
This is a fee for service program.
For more information contact Cathie Griffith
Phone 250 619 8142