Reviewing the Evidence Base for Mental Health First Aid

Reviewing the Evidence Base for Mental Health First Aid: Is There Support for Its Use with Key Target Populations in California?

Eunice C. Wong
Rebecca L. Collins
Jennifer L. Cerully
Copyright Date: 2015
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 9
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt14bs1p2
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    Reviewing the Evidence Base for Mental Health First Aid
    Book Description:

    This report reviews the current state of evidence for Mental Health First Aid’s effectiveness in key target populations, to help the California Mental Health Services Authority’s planning for future prevention and early intervention activities.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8918-2
    Subjects: History, Psychology, Health Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Reviewing the Evidence Base for Mental Health First Aid Is There Support for Its Use with Key Target Populations in California?
    (pp. 1-9)
    Eunice C. Wong, Rebecca L. Collins and Jennifer L. Cerully

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an educational program designed to equip individuals to recognize the signs of mental illness and substance use disorders and to provide immediate support and assistance (Kitchener and Jorm, 2008). Originally developed in Australia, MHFA was launched in the United States in 2008 and has been spreading rapidly throughout the nation. President Barack Obama included $15 million for MHFA training in the 2014 fiscal year budget and requested another $15 million for fiscal year 2015 (National Council for Behavioral Health, 2014). At least 23 states have put forth legislation or appropriations in support of MHFA...