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by Dr Margaret Aranda

World Health Day is 10/10/2016.

Have you heard of MHFA and MH

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-3-25-12-amImage 1. World Mental Health Day is always on October 10th.

There is still stigma attached to mental health problems, so it is good to be literate with the names and descriptions of several mental health problems, so we institute change. This is especially important for school-aged youth, teens and young adults. There’s a nice Power Point slide show here for our youth.

These two acronyms should be known by all parents, educators, medical clinicians and researchers: MHFA and MHL.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Mental Health Literacy (MHL)

are poised to continue worldwide spread.

Let’s see how commonly these terms exist on the Internet. On October 8, 2016, a Google search yielded:

  • MHFA = “(mental health) and (first aid)”
  • MHL = “(mental health) and (literacy)”
  • 12.1 million and 6.31 million…

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