These days it is common to see lots of reports on students committing suicides whenever the results of a national/state level examination are published. Even though most of these cases appear to be momentary decisions, some suicides can be the result of long-standing mental health issues. It is time we, as public, play our role in prevention and early intervention.
Mental health sounds complicated and difficult topic to talk about, yet there are practical learning first aid skills in case of mental health problem which have proved to help a big deal in early intervention. Just like we learn how to do CPR and help someone close to us to survive in those golden minutes, students and staff can learn to pick up signs and symptoms of developing mental health problem or crisis among peers. First Aid skills are practical and has shown that have saved lives.