Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Program Type: Hybrid
Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Continuing Education
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: PAC, SPC, SAC

What is the Mental Health First Aid program?

The National Council for Behavioral Health- Mental Health First Aid training is a public education program that teaches participants how to recognize and respond to the signs of a mental health challenge. MHFA training is appropriate for all and does not require background knowledge in any specific field, yet complements a number of professionals such as educators, allied health workers, public servants, and anyone who wants to make their community healthier, happier and safer for all.

Topics covered will include:

  • depression
  • mood disorders
  • anxiety disorders
  • trauma
  • psychosis
  • substance use disorders
By the completion of the training, participants will learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, acute psychosis (hallucinations or delusions), overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use, and reaction to a traumatic event.



  • Mental Health First Aid - PMHS 1091

Program Information

Time Commitment

8 Contact Hours

1-2 Days Training


MHFA Certificate from the
MHFA Learning Management System &
Digital badge issued by Alamo Colleges Continue Education

Career Outlook

Learn more at the Alamo Colleges Career Coach website

Program Requirements

You are at least eighteen (18) years of age

Must have access to computer/tablet and internet



Effective January 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023

Contact Information

Certified MHFA Instructor

Tascha Anderson
Technical Trainer Health & Safety

Phone: 210-485-0829
Campus: Workforce Center of Excellence

Certified MHFA Instructor

Karla Silva
Technical Trainer Health & Safety

Workforce Center of Excellence