I would recommend this course to absolutely anyone! I learned so much. it really opened up my eyes to a lot of things and I feel much more comfortable talking about mental health with others now.
Mental Health First Aid First Nations is a spark that awakens the courage to have open and honest conversations about mental health with family, friends, and others. It is part of a larger journey that helps strengthen the connections within communities.
This course is for everybody who takes it in a First Nations community setting. It is designed to speak to First Nations participants about mental health, where participants reflect on their life experiences and acknowledge the historical context of that experience. And from this, explore ways to restore balance on their journey to wellness.
The EAGLE Model
In the MHFA course, you will gain a solid understanding of the 5 basic actions of EAGLE:
Engage and Evaluate the risk of suicide or harm
Assist the person to seek professional help
Give reassurance and information
Listen without judgment
Encourage self-help strategies and gather community supports
EAGLE is the framework for having a confident conversation about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers.
- Increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems
- Increase awareness of the pathways to recovery
- Increase confidence and skills to help those developing a mental health problem or in crisis
Crisis First Aid Skills Learned
- Substance Overdose
- Acute stress reaction
- Panic attack
- Suicidal behavior
- Psychotic episode
Mental Health Journeys
Foundations of Mental Health First Aid
Pathways to Recovery: Mood-related Disorders
Pathways to Recovery: Substance-related Disorders
Pathways to Recovery: Self-Harm
Pathways to Recovery: Anxiety and Trauma-related Disorders
Pathways to Recovery: Psychotic Disorders
Journey to Wellness