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?

The Mental Health First Aid program’s goal is to provide education, outreach events, and promotional efforts to increase awareness in the community, while reducing the stigma surrounding mental health at the same time.

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 young people (Youth Mental Health First Aid). These courses can be offered in-person or virtually, in English or Spanish. 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 calendar below 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 at 435.752.8880 or via email at [email protected]  or our certified instructor Cassie Alarcon at [email protected].

The ALGEE Action Plan

  • Assess for risk for suicide or harm; Approach and Assist
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self help and other support strategies

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

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