Learn how to support your friends, family and neighbors through mental health issues
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.
You'll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling. You'll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.
After the course you'll be able to:
Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
Understand how to interact with a person in crisis.
Know how to connect a person with help.
Use self-care tools and techniques.
You'll complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and then participate in a virtual Zoom instructor-led training. The course will take place Saturday, Dec. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.