Mental Health First Aid is a free 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports.
The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older(parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, etc.) how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
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