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Mental Health First Aid

Sometimes First Aid isn’t a bandage, CPR, administering the Heimlich or calling 9-1-1. Sometimes First Aid is YOU.

Someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis and YOU can help. Believe it or not, you are more likely to encounter someone – family, friend, neighbor, coworker – having a mental health crisis than having a heart attack.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour, evidence-based training presented by certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructors. It teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Participants will learn about:

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

Who should take these trainings?

  • Anyone who might be concerned about family or friends
  • Higher education faculty, staff, and student leaders
  • Emergency service workers
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Leaders of the faith community
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Community volunteers

EveryMind is a local administrator of MHFA – Adult, Youth, and Military modules. Contact Laura Laskofski at or 301.424.0656 x533 to learn more about MHFA or to sign up or schedule a training.

Sometimes the best first aid is YOU!

Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.


Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunities:

Coming soon!