It's a sad fact that one in three people will deal with some kind of mental health concern during their lifetime. The odds of knowing or caring for a loved one dealing with a mental health problem in mental health is even greater. When dealing with issues involving a person's mental and emotional state, it's best to know exactly what to do--and how to do it.
Mental Health First Aid is a comprehensive guide to mental and emotional health crises and concerns, providing overviews of the most common mental health problems as well as expert guidance on more serious problems, including self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, psychosis, and suicidal thoughts.
Straight-forward and professional, Mental Health First Aid is your trustworthy guide to providing much-needed care and support to the people in your life who most need your help. Geared towards self-help as well as helping others, Mental Health First Aid's simple, concrete examples will help you provide exactly the right kind of support--where and when it's needed most.
About the Author:
Nick Benas, U.S.M.C., is a former United States Marine Sergeant and Iraqi Combat Veteran. Nick is the Director of Business Operations for Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare, a private non-profit mental health agency, located on the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. He is also a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, by the National Council of Mental Health, teaching Adults, Youth and Veteran modules. He travels around the United States training individuals on how to recognize a developing mental illness and how to prevent someone from slipping into a crisis. He has been featured by more than 50 Major media outlets for his business success and entrepreneurship, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Men’s Health, ABC, FOX, ESPN, and CNBC.