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First Aid

First Rule of First Aid: Always protect yourself first, never put yourself at risk. If you are not comfortable the situation, it's ok to not intervene.
We have someone who is bleeding badly on the street. As an Emergency Medical Technician, we put bandage or dressing and apply pressure on the bleeding site. Is bandage or dressing going to heal the wound, answer we all know is NO. This person needs a doctor. But, bandage might stop/slow bleeding and save this person's life at this moment before we bring this person to a doctor. Same with mental health first aid we are introducing on this page. With the training we introduce to you, you might able to "stop the bleed" and "be the bandage".

Here are some topics we are going to introduce in this section:

First Aid for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

First Aid for Panic Attack

First Aid for Children and Youth Affected by Traumatic Event

First Aid for Acute Psychosis

First Aid for Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

First Aid for Aggressive behavior

Topics above are selected and referenced from Mental Health First Aid USA


Before you go into each section, here is something to remember: (PLEASE READ!)

  • ALWAYS ALWAYS Remember the first rule, if you are not comfortable in the situation, it is ok to not intervene.

  • If anyone's life in immediate danger, CALL 911.

  • The intend for this page is not train you to become a mental health first responder nor a mental health professional. The person who suffer from the mental disorder needs to be evaluate by a mental health professional.

  • Always remember, you may not able to help solve someone's problem. (Also, it is not your job to solve someone else's issue) Do not consider this as a failure, because your action may have impact on this person.

  • You are not alone! You are human! If you are not feeling well, after helping someone in an incident. Please seek help!


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