As Mental Health Week comes to a close, I want to highlight a great initiative from the Canadian Mental Health Commission. This organization was established by our previous Conservative Government to help tackle the growing mental health crisis in Canada.
The Commission has developed a mental health first aid kit. Many of us have taken CPR and emergency first aid training so that should an emergency arise we can provide medical assistance till professional help arrives. This mental first aid kit works the same way – providing training on how to assist someone with a mental health crisis until they can meet with a professional.