A five-step action plan to offer initial help to anyone showing signs of mental health distress.
Individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) grow their knowledge of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of behavioral and mental health conditions and addictions. Peer-reviewed studies show that the program reduces the social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illnesses.
We envision a community in which MHFA is as common as CPR. Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, MHFA training allows helping someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives.
Sign up for MHFA training today. Upon completion of the training, participants receive a certificate valid for three years.