Mental Health First Aid
We offer Mental Health First Aid classes for adults, adults assisting youth and special classes delivered in Spanish and American Sign Language. This training provides crucial information to help someone in need.
About Mental Health First Aid
About the Class
Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 8-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Join the Conversation
Mental Health First Aid classes are open to anyone. If you have already been trained, join the conversation.
The National Council for Behavioral Health is trying to make Mental Health First Aid as familiar as CPR. Read about it in a recent story in The Washington Post.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Be the Difference
Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.