Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings assist both adults and youth in need. MHFA is a public education program. It introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of its impact, and gives an overview of common supports. There are 2 courses available, one for recognizing the warning signs in youth, the other in adults.
Each 8-hour courses 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. View the Mental Health First Aid flyer for more information. To find a course visit MentalHealthFirstAid.org or call us at 754-321-1655.