Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Why Should I Take This Training?
One in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Even if you are not a trained mental health professional, you can be prepared and know what to do when a mental health crisis happens. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to help a friend, family member or colleague in need of assistance.
In the same way that CPR helps you assist an individual having a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related problem or crisis–even if you have no clinical training. In this course, you will learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use.
Choose a date offered at WellSpan Philhaven’s Training Center, or at other community group locations.
Mental Health First Aid Training Takes place throughout the year. The Suicide Prevention Task Force partners with WellSpan Philhaven to deliver most of the County’s MHFR trainings. You can find an up-to-date schedule of events on their website and register for an event.