Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid teaches:
- Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns
- Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance use
- A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health concern or in crisis
- Available evidence-based professional, peer, and self-help resources
Adult Mental Health First Aid
The Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn how to help an individual who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or concern. This program can be given to various groups including schools, religious and community organizations, and local businesses to support their constituents, students and employees.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
The Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents ages 12-18. It emphasizes the importance of early intervention and covers how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The youth course is intended for anyone 16 years or older to learn how to help young people.