Youth Mental Health First Aid doesn't train people to diagnose or treat a mental illness. Instead, the premise is that any one of us can help a person in emotional distress by starting a conversation, listening without judgment and being encouraging and calming while appropriate help is summoned.
My answers to questions on this blog do not constitute medical advice, but are merely meant to create an educational forum for consumers. It is always best to discuss these issues with your health care provider.
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