Mental Health First Aid

YOU COULD BE THE HELP SOMEONE NEEDS.

GET TRAINED.

DID YOU KNOW

  • The MHATC Has 4 Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainers on staff.
  • The MHATC offers trainings for both Youth and Adult MHFA.

 

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID MATTERS.

Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

 

For more information, to register or to schedule a training for your organization contact Jacob Parker Carver at JPC@mhaedu.org or 607 273-9250.

Mental Health First Aid USA is operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Advocacy, Education and Support Services since 1954.