Programs & Events

Mental Health Training and Support

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority will be offering the following Mental Health First Aid courses:

Youth MHFA (for adults that work with youth)  Dec 16th 8:30am – 1:30pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-mental-health-first-aid-free-to-texas-residents-tickets-181343873407

 

Adult MHFA Dec 15th 8:30am – 3:00pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-texas-residents-only-tickets-181345127157

The courses are FREE for Texas residents and $50 for non-residents.  If you have questions, contact Amy Sanders at asanders@ntbha.org.

Mental Health Training and Support

Upcoming Dates:
  • None at this time.
Mental Health First Aid

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.

Training Information

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This evidence-based intervention training is to help adults identify, react to, and support a child (age 8-18) experiencing mental health or substance use issues or is in active crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to intervene. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders inclusive of psychosis indicators, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders.

 

    • 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

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

Each class requires a minimum of 10 participants. Should your selected class not meet the minimum requirement. We will notify you and move your registration to a new training date of your choosing.

Refunds will not be issued for courses.

For group trainings: Must have a minimum of 10 participants. Refunds will not be issued for roster changes. 

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