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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid teaches individuals how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health  or substance use problem and get them help and connected to appropriate care.


  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect the person with help.
  • NEW: How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose


  • Employers
  • Police officers
  • Hospital staff
  • First responders
  • Faith leaders
  • Community members
  • Caring individuals

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

More than 1 million trained!


Please contact our Mental Health Coordinator, Brittney Chapa, to schedule a class:

Brittney Chapa, MHFA Outreach Coordinator

You can also browse our upcoming trainings and sign up through this link:


Click on the image to download the brochure.

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