Mental Health First Aid

You may know what to do when someone needs CPR or First Aid, but do you also know how to help someone experiencing a panic attack, having suicidal thoughts, or struggling with depression?

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE course you can take to become a certified Mental Health First Aider in just one day. This class is for individuals ages 18 and over to learn how to help other adults (Adult Mental Health First Aid) or to help adults working with young people (Youth Mental Health First Aid). These courses can be offered in-person or virtually, in English.

As you take this course, you will learn how to recognize that someone is struggling, and specific skills for how to help, including the ALGEE action plan. Take a look at our events calendar tab to register for upcoming classes, or contact us to schedule a private training for your group.

For more information and/or to discuss other opportunities and services contact the Mental Health First Aid Director: Cari Phillips via email at [email protected] 

Topics You'll Learn:

  • Identify
  • Approach
  • Respond

Services Offered Through the Mental Health First Aid Program

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification: An 8 hour course offered free of charge once a month at a Family Place location, provided for both community groups and corporations, with classes offered in English and Spanish.
  • Attend health fairs, conventions, and events with table to talk about the program to attendees
  • Provide short presentations to groups about program with topics of Mental Health First Aid
  • Provide and participate in Mental Health Awareness events

Mental Health Resources

MHFA Community Mental Health Resources


1 in 5
Adults and teens live with a mental illness

3rd Leading Cause
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in people ages 10-24


Upcoming Mental Health Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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