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, co-working – in a mental health crisis than having a heart attack.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour, evidence based training course 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 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



Sometimes the best first aid is YOU.

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

For more information about attending or hosting training, contact Amy Thompson at 301-663-0011 ex 110.

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