The National Council for Behavioral Health in collaboration with Aetna, a major health insurance provider, has launched a new initiative to create healthier work environments through Mental Health First Aid training. The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and to change the perceptions of mental health and substance use problems for employees.
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based, in-person training that helps increase literacy around mental illness and substance use and better equips managers and employees to safely, respectfully and effectively address mental health and substance use concerns before they become performance problems. It also provides resources so employees know where to go for help for themselves or a colleague. (more…)