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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.