Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based 8 hour training helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related issue or crisis. Just as CPR helps assist an individual having a heart attack — even with no clinical training — this training teaches you how to help someone to get helps you learn risk factors and warning signs, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Since 2015, Mental Health America trained almost 10,000 people in Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid through grants from the Substance Abuse Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP).  These grants are helping to make Mental Health First Aid as common as CPR.

Do you live or work in Ohio?  If so, you may qualify for a no-cost MHFA training funded by the Ohio MHAS. For more information, go to:  https://form.jotform.com/MHFACollaborative/registration-form-open or contact jgora@mhankyswoh.org.

Are you a First Responder, veteran, or active military member in Ohio or Northern Kentucky?  If so, you qualify for a no-cost MHFA training funded by the CareSource Foundation and SAMHSA.  For more information, contact rpalmer@mhankyswoh.org.

Learn more about MHFA by watching this short video from the Director of OhioMHAS, Laurie Criss:

 



 

*Mental Health First Aid USA is a trademarked name and is coordinated by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.