Mental Health First Aid


Join Mental Health First Aiders across the USA

The stigma surrounding mental illness often prevents people from seeking help or even acknowledging that they need help. And if they do want help, they don’t know where to turn Mental Health First Aid equips the public to help persons with mental illness connect to care.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

It is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to be therapists, rather it teaches lay people how to assist someone who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid is a highly interactive 8-hour program taught to small groups

The Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn how to help an individual who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or concern.

Course participants will learn about: 

• Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns
• Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use
• Available evidence-based professional, peer, and self-help resources

The course will teach a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care. Also identify appropriate professional, social, and self-help resources available to help an individual with a mental health issue.

Please stay tuned for upcoming training opportunities. 

Check out additional information here:

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Need To Talk? Call Us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)