What is Mental Health First Aid Training:
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a national training, designed for individuals looking to assist a person struggling with mental health concerns. This training provides information about mental illnesses as well as substance use. During the training, individuals will learn a 5-step action plan to support a person in crisis and make a connection to the resources needed for treatment or support. Participants will get hands-on practice utilizing the concepts discussed in the training, through interactive group activities, role-plays and discussions. Participants will leave feeling ready to “say something” when they “see something”.
Who should take Mental Health First Aid Training: Teachers, first responders and veterans, neighbors, parents and friends, people in recovery, those supporting a loved one, and ANYONE anyone who wants to make their community healthier, happier and safer for all.
Adult Mental Health First Aid
This evidence-based intervention training teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges or is in active crisis in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
- Participants must be 18 years or older
- Must complete all portions of course (prework and live) to receive certification
- Have access to technology- Course is taught online
Facilitated by Maddie Worley, LMSW, Director of Community Outreach