Why Every Workplace Needs a Mental Health First Aider  

While compassion and empathy for physical illness are often plentiful, many times this is not the case when people are dealing with mental health concerns. Unfortunately, there is still so much stigma which accompanies mental illness. People don’t know what to say to those who may be struggling with mental illness. Some people often don’t know what to do for fear of making someone feel worse. The author of this article suggests that every workplace needs a Mental Health First Aider—someone who is equipped with knowledge and skills to feel confident in supporting someone who may be experiencing distress and can offer techniques to support that person until professional help is available.