Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with Mental Illness – National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
What is Mental Health 1st Aid?
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of Mental illness and Substance Use Disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a Mental Health or Substance Use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
Who Should Take Mental Health First Aid?
What will you learn by taking a Mental Health First Aid Course?
Common signs and symptoms of Mental Illness.
Common signs and symptoms of Substance Use
How to interact with a person in a crisis.
How to connect the person with available resources.
Strategies for self-care.
How to Sign Up?
There are two learning options.
Virtual. First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, and then participate in a 4-hour, instructor-led videoconference.
Blended Learning. After completing a 2-hour. self-paced class, First Aiders will participate in a 4-hour, in-person instructor-led class.
After successfully completing the self-paced and instructor-led portions of the course, participants will be awarded a Mental Health First Aid Certificate.