Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

When you see a family member, friend, or co-worker in pain, it can be hard to know how to respond, how to help.

Mental Health First Aid provides the tools. 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.

Participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, and strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

The 8-hour course is open to all community members 18 years and older, including parents, educators, guidance counselors, public leaders, and caring citizens. MHFA builds greater mental health literacy – increasing community capacity to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.

Click here  and here for information on a Mental Health First Aid class.