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 1 in a Million
In just ten years, Mental Health First Aid has become a full-blown movement in the United States—half a million Mental Health First Aiders strong and growing every day. In 2016, the National Council for Behavioral Health is making it a priority to train more first aiders than ever before. Our vision? One million Mental Health First Aiders in the U.S.
Let us know if you would like to request an interpreter or have a group and would like to schedule a private class.