Prioritize community wellness with Mental Health First Aid trainings for your office, school, or organization.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Just as CPR training helps someone without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps community members assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Participants learn a 5-step action plan to recognize and respond to challenges and crises and receive a three-year national certification upon completion.
Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, provides trainees with the ability to:
• Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
• Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
• Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
• Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid is for everyone.
Provides detailed information on how to use the MHFA five-step action plan, plus peer-reviewed research on signs, symptoms and how to support others. (Digital included, print additional)
A supplemental tool used through the training for unpacking course contents and gathering additional insights.
A tool to create a realistic and effective plan to tend to physical, emotional, and mental health.
Nationwide + digital wellness tools for additional support, exploration, and connection.