First Aid: Mental Health Awareness

  • 5 topics | 28m 59s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
The prevalence of mental illness, both in and outside the workplace, is increasing and the impacts are far reaching. Knowing how to help those around you or find help yourself is very important. You can play a vital part in helping a coworker, friend, or family member suffering from mental health through the use of first aid that aims to increase awareness of this illness. By understanding the signs and symptoms, and having knowledge of the options for appropriate treatment, you can assist others in coping with this condition. This course will teach you why good mental health is important, and give you a greater understanding of the signs and symptoms of mental illness, workplace triggers, and the ways in which you can provide the necessary support. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize why good mental health is important at work
  • recognize the harmful effects that the stigma of mental illness has on those who have mental health conditions
  • identify signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • recognize workplace situations that trigger mental health problems
  • describe the key characteristics of first aid for mental health issues
  • recognize what to do if you or someone else is having suicidal thoughts


  • Mental Health at Work
  • Understanding Mental Illness 
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Situations that Trigger Mental Health Problems
  • First Aid for Mental Health Issues