About Us: Donate to Mental Health First Aid
At the National Council, we are thankful year round for the countless individuals nationwide invested in improving our nation’s health and wellness, especially those who choose to become trained in Mental Health First Aid. And what better time than the holiday season to share all that we have to be thankful for — as well asking you to share in our gratitude by considering Mental Health First Aid as you make decisions regarding holiday and end of year giving.
With just a small gift, you make a great investment in your community’s mental and emotional health — you could even help save a life. Donate now to support the spread of Mental Health First Aid in communities throughout America.
Top 5 reasons we are thankful for Mental Health First Aid:
- Mental Health First Aid changes lives. By arming everyday people with the skills to help those with mental health problems connect with appropriate professional care, Mental Health First Aid improves lives.
- Mental Health First Aid fills a critical gap. Nearly 50 million Americans live with a mental illness each year, yet far too few receive the help they need. Mental Health First Aid serves as a bridge between suffering and the professional help that leads to recovery.
- Mental Health First Aid is a movement. There are now 40,000 people — including caring citizens, police officers, clergy, HR professionals, primary care professionals, and more — trained to provide Mental Health First Aid to those in emotional crisis, including friends, family members, colleagues, and neighbors.
- Mental Health First Aid makes a difference. By preparing people to help others in crisis, Mental Health First Aid reduces the damaging and costly effects of mental and emotional disorders such as job loss, school dropouts, family and relationship issues, and drug and alcohol problems.
- Mental Health First Aid is YOU. Every day, sites nationwide host Mental Health First Aid courses for members of their communities. Find a course near you and become a Mental Health First Aider — there’s nothing like the feeling of helping others, and the skills you learn could even help you save a life. To learn more, visit www.MentalHealthFirstaid.org.
You can make a difference this holiday season, and year round, by giving to Mental Health First Aid. Your tax-deductible contribution will make a marked difference in the lives of people with mental and emotional health problems. Donate today.