Step “E”

Encourage Appropriate Professional Help

There are many professionals who can offer help when someone is in crisis or may be experiencing the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or addiction.

    • Types of Professionals
      • Doctors (primary care physicians or psychiatrists)
      • Social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals
      • Certified peer specialists
    • Types of Professional Help
      • “Talk” therapies
      • Medication
      • Other professional supports

The Mental Health First Aid course provides a variety of local and national resources to connect individuals in need to care.