Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program shows that MHFA:

-Builds Mental Health Literacy-

-Helps the Public Identify the Signs of Mental Illness-

-Helps the Public Understand the Signs of Mental Illness-

-Helps the Public Respond to Signs of Mental Illness-



Mental Health First Aid Teaches

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


4 Reasons To Become a Mental Health First Aider


5 Conversation Starters to Help Someone Who Might Need Help or is Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis


Who Takes the Course?

The course helps anyone who wants to learn how to provide initial help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms of mental illness or in crisis.
The course gives people the tools to help friends, family members, colleagues, or others in their community. 


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For more information, contact

Courtney Marx




Mental Health First Aid is made possible by the following funders: