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First-Aid Training Expands to Mental Health

First-aid training equips anyone to help people who are injured or physically ill. Which raises the question: Could mental-health first-aid training enable anyone to help people with panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or hallucinations?

“I have a lot of friends who struggle with depression and anxiety,” says Agata Jasinska, a nanny and part-time catechism teacher in Chicago. “If there’s any way we can help,” she says, “we should train ourselves.”