Mental Health First Aid


Mental Health First Aid is a training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The virtual MHFA training is an engaged and participatory training. In order to get the most benefit from the training, you are expected to:

  1. Have your camera on during the training, aside from breaks.
  2. Plan to complete the training in a space where you will have minimal distractions.
  3. Reserve the timeframe of the training so that you can fully participate (i.e. cancel any meetings/events, put an away message on your email, arrange for childcare, etc...).
  4. Use one screen per person. This will allow you to use the Zoom features embedded in the training (chat, breakout rooms) and not encounter technical issues that can occur with audio when multiple devices are in the same room.

In addition, please note that in order to receive MHFA certification, YOU MUST ATTEND THE FULL DAY OF TRAINING AND PARTICIPATE IN AT LEAST 80% of the virtual activities that are part of the training.

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Available Course Credits

ACPE 8.00
PPA 8.00

Learning Objectives

• People who enroll in local Mental Health First Aid courses learn a 5-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors, and others cope with mental health or substance use problems. The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan: Assess, Listen, Give, Encourage, Encourage.

This course will teach you how to apply ALGEE: Assess for risk of suicide or harm, Listen nonjudgmentally, Give reassurance and information, Encourage apprpriate professional help, Encourage self help and other support strategies.

• Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves.

• Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool. It improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. Complete the available course content
  3. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

Pre-Course Assessment
Mental Health First Aid
Assessment and Evaluations

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