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Mental Health First Aid
This 14-hour course provided through the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is offered by the DMCRT at various times throughout the academic year. To date, DMCRT has certified members from Dal Security, the Mental Health Peer Support Initiative, and students from numerous faculties and societies. The MHFA methods aim to:
- Preserve a life when someone may be in danger to self or someone else
- Prevent a mental health problem from developing into a more serious state
- Promote the recovery and maintenance of good mental health for students
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Our Mental Health Volunteers also hold the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certification. ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to prevent the immediate risk of suicide through intervention. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.