Step “E”

Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Individuals with mental illness can contribute to their own recovery and wellness through:

  • Exercise
  • Relaxation and meditation
  • Participating in peer support groups
  • Self-help books based on cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Engaging with family, friends, faith, and other social networks

Mental Health First Aid helps you to identify potential sources of support and to practice offering these supports to the person you are helping.