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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid LogoWhat is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs
  • Information about depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, & substance abuse
  • Available evidence-based, professional, peer, and self-help resources 
  • A 5-step action plan to help someone in crisis or developing a mental health concern.

Who Should Take Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is for those interested in learning how to assist an individual in crisis or experiencing symptoms of mental illness. The course gives participants to help friends, family members, colleagues, or others in their communities. 

This course is for:

  • Social services staff and 
  • Substance abuse professionals
  • Public safety personnel
  • Nurses/physician assistants/
    primary care workers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Higher education professionals
  • Educators/school administrators
  • Social workers
  • And more!


Who Teaches Mental Health First Aid?

This course is delivered by certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructors who complete a 5-day training course and meet certification requirements. We also offer 7.5 CEs for your professional licensing requirements.

For more information about Mental Health First Aid training for you or your organization call: