What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is a national training program that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your school or organization would like to organize a Mental Health First Aid Training.
There are three versions of MHFA geared towards different audiences. Training can be delivered in-person, or blended (combined self-paced online with instructor led in-person or online lessons).
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Adult MHFA teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth MHFA teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18.
Teen Mental Health First Aid
Teen MHFA teaches teens in grades 10-12, or ages 15-18, how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges in their friends and peers.
Mental Health First Aid Flyers
How do I get training?
We provide online and in-person trainings for groups, including:
- School faculty and staff
- Organizations and businesses
- Full school classes (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)
Looking for individual training? Check the calendar for open enrollment trainings either online or in your community.