Mental Health First Aid Training

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

What You Learn

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.

Topics covered: Depression & mood disorders, Anxiety disorder, Trauma, Psychosis, Substance Use disorders.

Who can benefit from Mental Health First Aid Training?

  • Employers
  • Police Officers
  • Hospital Staff
  • First Responders
  • Caring Individuals

When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need. Mental Health First Aiders are a vital link between someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge and appropriate supports.

Mental Health First Aid curriculum available:

  • Adults
  • Youth
  • Public Safety
  • Older Adult
  • Veteran
  • Opioid Supplement
  • Higher Education
  • Rural
  • Fire/EMS

For more information on Mental Health First Aid trainings, please contact: Shelly Kelley or Angela Smith

Download Our Mental Health First Aid Brochure

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