Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that:

  • introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses
  • builds understanding of their impact, and
  • overviews common supports.

This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

To find out more about Mental Health First Aid, or find a class in your area, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.