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You might know what to do if you saw someone choking. You might even know how to administer CPR if someone had a heart attack. But would you know how to help someone in a mental health crisis?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an international certification program 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 mental illnesses and addictions. There is also a curriculum designed specifically toward mental health for teens.

You will learn about risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, establish an understanding of their impact, and learn common treatments and local resources.

More than 1.5 million people in the United States have gone through the training, including teachers, police officers, pastors, parents and business owners and managers.

MHMRCV Offers Mental Health First Aid Classes

Courses are taught by Certified Instructors. Each course is either Face-to-Face or Virtual.

Contact: MHFA Coordinator/Outreach Worker at or call 325-658-7750.

Mental Health Awareness Training Coordinator: Erika Aime Baeza,

Location: 1501 W. Beauregard San Angelo, TX 76901

Spots are limited to 30 Face-to-Face and 15 for Virtual.

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA and how you can be the one to make a difference. Watch the video below.

On February 20th, 4 employees with MHMR Concho Valley, 2 employees with Concho Valley Home for Girls, and 1 employee with West Texas Boys Ranch became Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified!