Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

Mental Health First Aid Training is an interactive training which introduces an overview of common mental health problems, and teaches the typical signs and symptoms and risk factors associated with mental  health disorders such as: Depression and Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Disorders in which psychosis occurs, and Substance use disorders.

The curriculum also reviews risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common professional and self-help supports.  The curriculum also addresses suicide and non-suicidal self-injury, and how to help a person who may be showing signs of suicidal thinking.  Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid:

  • is the initial help offered to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis;
  • is given until appropriate treatment and support are received (or until the crisis resolves);
  • is NOT a substitute for counseling, medical care, peer support or treatment.

The training is offered virtual and hybrid.

To schedule a training, please email Wendy Flanigan.