Mental Health First Aid Certification


Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour national certification course that is designed to teach the skills to recognize the signs of a mental health or substance use disorder crisis, identify community resources, and link individuals in need of treatment and support to the proper resources. Students will learn a 5 step action plan that can be used to help those in need.

Who should take Mental Health First Aid training?

  • Higher Education - students (at least 18 years of age), faculty members, resident advisors, campus law enforcement, academic advisors, counselors, campus clergy, financial aid employees, coaches and athletic personnel, administrators, librarians
  • Fire & EMS - firefighters, EMS personnel, other first responders, family members of first responders
  • People who work with older adults - families, caretakers, employers, nursing staff
  • People who work in public safety - law enforcement, corrections officers, 911 dispatch staff
  • People who are interested in suicide prevention - employers, police officers, hospital staff, first responders, faith leaders, community members, caring individuals
  • Military connected people - military members, Veterans, families and friends
  • People who work with youth - teachers, Check school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth leaders, parents, and others who work with youth

Program Details

This course is offered in a variety of formats to meet the unique scheduling needs of working adults.

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