Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to
signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.
On average, 130 people die by suicide every day. Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
From 1999 to 2019, 841,000 people died from drug overdoses. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. lives with a mental illness. Source: National Institute of Mental Health
This 8-hour course can be taught in-person or virtually for U.S. adult audiences. You will learn:
• Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
• Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
• How to interact with a person in crisis.
• How to connect a person with help.
• Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.
Learn how to respond with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE):
Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
Give reassurance and information.
Encourage appropriate professional help.
Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
I teach a limited number of Adult Mental Health First Aid classes to corporate clients and civic organizations each year. Please make requests 8 to 12 weeks prior of desired dates and use the contact form for more information on rates and availability.
Visit Mental Health First Aid to learn more about this training.