Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

  • Be prepared
    When a mental health crisis happens, know what to do
  • Mental illnesses are common
    1 in 5 adults in any given year
  • You can help
    People with mental illnesses often suffer alone
  • You care
    Be there for a friend, family member, or colleague

What you Learn….

The course trains participants to help people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. You learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders.
  • A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis.
  • Where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources.

If interested in becoming certified as a Mental Health First Aider please call 503.325.0241 Ext. 220