Learning mental health first aid could save many lives
The Montana Gap
December 6, 2018
For many Montanans who are experiencing feelings of self-harm, their friends, family members, coworkers, neighbors, favorite baristas or even the stranger they just met on the street corner may be their first and only line of defense against suicide.
Yet while the man or woman on the street may not have the formal education of a therapist, there are tools they can use to help prevent the next suicide – and organizations like Pintler Suicide Awareness and Prevention (PSAP) exist to help people learn what those tools are and how to use them, tools like mental health first aid.
PSAP is a non...