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Mental Health First Aid - 8 hr. Certification

The Mental Health First Aid program is an interactive session which runs 8 hours. It is conducted as two four-hour events spaced over two weeks. Mental Health First Aid certification introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problem and builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.

Participants will learn:

  1. The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury
  2. An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities
  3. A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care

Training Dates: TBA - Unfortunately, we are not providing MHFA trainings at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using the "Contact Project OCEAN" link located on the right column.

Wednesday Sessions 1 & 2:




Thursday Sessions 1 & 2:




Note: You need to attend both sessions 1 and 2 in order to be MHFA certified and keep the MHFA training book.