WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a live training program-like regular First Aid or CPR- that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This 8-hour certificate training course will teach participants how to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide the individual to professional help, if appropriate. This course is designed to demystify the whole topic of mental illness by increasing mental health literacy and to decrease the stigma that is attached to it. By detecting the problems early, you can ensure that the person is properly treated and supported.
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While EVERYONE can benefit from MHFA training, this course is designed for:
MHFA will help HR & Managers identify an employee who is experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use disorder on the job.
MHFA will help professors, administrators, and athletic departments recognize the signs of someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
MHFA training will help Police recognize the signs of someone experiencing a mental health crisis both in the field and amongst their fellow officers.
MHFA training will help firefighters, EMS, and first responders learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.
MHFA will help families and personnel working with military & veterans learn to better engage with those experiencing a mental health crisis.