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:
- mood disorders
- anxiety disorders
- 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
8 Contact Hours
1-2 Days Training
MHFA Certificate from the
MHFA Learning Management System &
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