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A surge in federal funding for Mental Health First Aid could make it as popular as CPR
Contra Costa Times

It’s not very often that someone can say he talked a person out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

Gary Scheppke can.

Scheppke, a member of the Marin County Board of Mental Health, credits completing a certified course that trains a broad spectrum of people to identify and respond to mental illness.

The Mental Health First Aid course, advocates say, could grow to be what CPR is to heart attack victims.