Prevalence of suicide increases mental health ‘first aid’ training

By Updated: March 27, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: March 26, 2019 4:41 PM CT
<strong>Karen Butler (right), along with Leo and Brenda Holt, attempt to draw what anxiety feels like to someone who is suffering from an episode. The exercise was presented during a Mental Health First Aid class at Emmanuel United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 26.&nbsp;The main goal of the free, eight-hour training course is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Karen Butler (right), along with Leo and Brenda Holt, attempt to draw what anxiety feels like to someone who is suffering from an episode. The exercise was presented during a Mental Health First Aid class at Emmanuel United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 26. The main goal of the free, eight-hour training course is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The definition of “first aid” is growing given that 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience a mental health crisis in a given year. 

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Michelle Corbet

Michelle Corbet

Michelle Corbet covers business for The Daily Memphian. Prior to, she was a reporter at the Memphis Business Journal. A native Memphian and University of Memphis graduate, Michelle covered business in Conway, Arkansas after college. Michelle got her start covering business as an intern at The Commercial Appeal.


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