In addition to the mental health issues that have already been mentioned, there is also the problem of suicide. According to statistics, seven people die from suicide every day in Australia. Again, let's relate that to something more common. Death by suicide in Australia is twice as common as death on the roads! It's quite sad that such a prolific cause of death in Australia receives so little recognition when compared to the number of advertisements we see about the road toll.
Suicide can be the result of constant battles with mental health issues, but can also be the result of hopelessness. People who take their lives by suicide are not all afflicted with a mental health condition.
A knowledge of mental health first aid can help you recognise the signs of mental ill health and the despondency that may lead to suicide. The mental health first aid course will also give you an insight into the various mental illnesses that can affect anyone. Mental illness is not necessarily discriminatory. Who knows, by doing the Mental Health First Aid Course, you may just save a life. Now isn't that worth something?