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Why Mental Health First Aid? 

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid teaches you 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 help connect them to the appropriate care. 

On average, there are



American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

From 1999 to 2016


people died from

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S.
adults lives with a 

National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HSDUH) and the Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Who Should Take this Training? 

  • Employers
  • Police Officers
  • Hospital Staff
  • First Responders
  • Faith Leaders
  • Community Members
  • Caring Individuals


  • 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.

This Mental Health First Aid Course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action Plan: 

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

All Classes include Books.

Check our Events Calendar for upcoming classes. 
Feel free to contact us for more information.

"This program is a top-notch service to area communities like ours and we are so grateful for the opportunity to have this program."  -Nikki Carber, Speak Out Against Suicide
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