Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.
What it covers:
• Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
• Common signs and symptoms of substance abuse
• How to interact with a person in crisis
• How to connect the person with help
If you’re interested in holding a training, please contact Stephanie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health First Aid Flyer
Youth Mental Health First Aid Flyer
To learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA, visit www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.