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Mental Health First Aid Certification


As with almost everything, this course is currently being offered virtually!

  • Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States live with a mental illness (44.7 million in 2016). (SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)​
  • The median time (in years) between when someone starts developing symptoms and when they go for help is 10 years!
  • 44,965 Americans die by suicide every year and for every suicide, 25 people attempt suicide. (SOURCE: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that teaches individuals, especially persons without a mental health background, about:  
  • the warning signs of a person developing a mental health problem
  • how to provide support when a person is getting ill or is in crisis until professional help arrives 
Attendees learn:
  • How to identify the warning signs of specific illnesses such as anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia
  • How to guide individuals to the appropriate mental health resources, professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

VIRTUAL Course Format

There are 2 parts to the training 
  • PART A: 2 — hour, self-paced, online course
  • PART B: 5 — hour, an online course led via Zoom by an Instructor  
ALL participants MUST complete PART A, the 2-hour self-paced online course before they can attend PART B, the 4-hour Zoom class with the instructor.  Also, part two - the 5-hour Zoom class with the instructor must happen all at once.  It CANNOT be broken into different days. As with the in-person training, it will be interactive and include breaks to allow for a pleasant learning experience. 
· Maximum of 10 participants 

About the Certificate

This certificate expires 3 years from the date you complete the course. Renewing is simple and can be done through the Mental Health First Aid website.

Other Certifications 

Other Mental Health First Aid Modules include: ADULT || OLDER ADULT  || YOUTH

ALGEE Action Plan

This MHFA course teaches participants a 5-Step Action Plan to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or is in an emotional crisis.

  • 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.

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