Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour in-person training that teaches lay people how to help others developing a mental illness or in a mental health crisis.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis.
In the Mental Health First Aid course you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, local mental health resources and where to turn for help.
There are two types of Mental Health First Aid courses — adult and youth.
Both adult and youth Mental Health First Aid courses are 8 hours long and feature:
- •Hands-on activities and practice
- •ALGEE, the 5-step action plan
- •An overview of local mental health resources, support groups, and other help
- •A resource manual packed with information on all topics covered in the course
Find out which course type is best for you.