What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidenced-based public education program that teaches people the key skills needed to help someone with a mental health problem or crisis. Mental Health First Aid focuses on the skills that can be used until professional help is obtained. Upon completion of this 8 hour training program, participants receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
Mental Health First Aid training teaches participants to identify individuals who may need help for a mental illness, effectively communicate with them and guide them to appropriate professional help. The goal of this training is to make responding to a mental health crisis as common as utilizing CPR in a cardiac emergency.
People that take Mental Health First Aid Training:
- Educators/School Administrators
- College/University Leaders
- Human Resources Professionals
- Members of Faith Communities
- Homeless Shelter Staff and Volunteers
- Nurses/Physician Assistants/Primary Care Workers
- Police/First Responders/Security Personnel
- Mental Health Authorities
- Substance Abuse Professionals
- Social Workers
- Consumers and Family Members
- Caring Citizens
For additional information on Mental Health First Aid Training including registration fees and training times, contact Denise Elsbree, Mental Health First Aid Community Liaison, at (630) 646-5154 or DElsbree@edward.org.
Mental Health First Aid Instructors
The Linden Oaks at Edward team has been provided the privilege of becoming one of the first trained organizations in the Midwest. As trainers of Mental Health First Aid, our goal is to make responding to a mental health crisis as common as utilizing CPR in a cardiac emergency.
For information on becoming a mental health first aid instructor, contact Denise Elsbree, Mental Health First Aid Community Liaison, at (630) 646-5154 or DElsbree@edward.org.
Mental Health First Aid Training Dates
For a list of Mental Health First Aid Trainings, CLICK HERE.