Mental Health First Aid: an international programme for early intervention

@article{Kitchener2008MentalHF,
  title={Mental Health First Aid: an international programme for early intervention},
  author={Betty A. Kitchener and Anthony F Jorm},
  journal={Early Intervention in Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={2}
}
Aim: To describe the development of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) programme in Australia, its roll‐out in other countries and evaluation studies which have been carried out. 
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