I decided I wanted to become a part of Community Minds after reading an article on social media so I applied for the Mental Health First Aid course. To be honest I had a basic understanding of what people with mental health issues can go through because we have all been touched by or know someone who has a mental health issue. The course for me was an eye opener and opened my mind to the struggles people go through. I am very proud to be one of a very special expanding group of Mental Health First Aiders embedded in the community ready and waiting to help listen or advise someone and I am very grateful for the training I have received. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.