Mental Health First Aid

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.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It is a public education and prevention tool that connects people with care and improves knowledge of mental health problems. 

Recognize When You Need Help

Do you think you might need help with your mental health? Start the referral process or review the list with “Learn More.”

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  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Free Presentations

We will send a certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor to your organization or set up a virtual presentation to give an overview of the Mental Health First Aid course. We provide courses aimed for adult MHFA and youth MHFA

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Program Growth

More than 1 million people have been trained to date, including Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga and many other notable figures.

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Register for an Upcoming Training

Check out our event calendar to see upcoming mental health trainings.

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