Supporting Someone Struggling with Mental Health
According to the United States’ Center for Disease Control (ᴄᴅᴄ), over half of all people will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime. It's therefore highly likely you will meet or have met someone who is struggling with mental health at some point in your lifetime. However, how to best support someone struggling with their mental health is not something most of us are taught in school. If you'd like to gain the skills you need to best support colleagues, friends, or even strangers in their mental health struggles, a peer support training program is a good place to start.
There are a number of programs out there to choose from. One of our volunteers at the Mental Health Navigator has put together this list to help you find the program or resource that works best for you.