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 Training Dates
For a list of Mental Health First Aid Trainings, CLICK HERE.