MENTAL HEALTH, just like physical health, plays an important role at every stage of our LIVES. Yet the STIGMAS surrounding the subject continue to do serious harm to those who are struggling in this way, causing many to never seek treatment.
Similarly, the stigmas surrounding SUICIDE often keep those desperately in need of help from seeking it as well.
Mental illnesses can be just as, if not more so, disabling than a vast array of other medical conditions. Sadly, many of those who live with this illness never seek help, and those who do seek help do not always receive treatment.
MENTAL ILLNESS CAN BE FATAL; AND THOSE FATALITIES ARE CALLED SUICIDE.
However, we at Overcoming the Darkness® strongly feel that mental illness is treatable, suicide is preventable, and recovery is possible. In the trainings provided, these issues are approached using a wide range of experience including law enforcement, consumer, and family.
We have programs for Law Enforcement on how to communicate with people in mental crisis
Courses and keynote addresses designed to help me, my family, and my community
Mental Health First Aid,
Youth Mental Health First Aid,
Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety