Rose Ceci is a certified psychiatric mental health nurse with the Canadian Mental Health Association. She teaches the online Community Mental Health Certificate at Kompass Professional Development
Mental health is a broad field, with a lot of complex challenges. In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem—or know someone who is struggling.
This issue impacts us all.
But if you're working in a front-line, community-serving role, you're probably experiencing the consequences of our mental health crisis up close, and in very personal ways.
This is why mental health training is so important. Whether you're dealing with your own diagnosis, caring for a loved one, or want to improve your professional skills—quality mental health education is the first step.
Enter instructor Rose Ceci. Rose is a certified psychiatric mental health nurse with over 18 years experience, who teaches the Community Mental Health Certificate at Kompass.
We spoke to Rose about why she's teaching this program, what to expect in class, and how everyone can benefit from this kind of training.
Here are the 5 most important takeaways from that conversation.