Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
4 Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aider
- Be Prepared: when a mental health crisis happens, know what to do
- You Can Help: people with mental illnesses often suffer alone
- Mental Illnesses are Common: 1 in 5 adults in any given year
- You Care: be there for a friend, family member, or colleague
Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Trainings
There are currently no upcoming MHFA trainings scheduled. If you are interested in participating in the next upcoming class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.