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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based training program administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges.
The training gives you the skills to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use challenge or experiencing a crisis. More than 2.6 million people across the United States have been trained in MHFA by a dedicated base of more than 15,000 Instructors.
Learn more about Mental Health First Aid and find a course near you.
- At Work
- Public Safety
- Older Adults
- Higher Education
What It Covers
- Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
- Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
- How to interact with a person in crisis.
- How to connect a person with help.
- Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.
Three Ways to Learn
- In-person – Learners will receive their training via an Instructor-led, in-person course.
- Blended – Learners complete a self-paced online course and participate in an Instructor-led training. This Instructor-led Training can be:
- A video conference.
- An in-person class.