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.