Mental Health First Aid Course

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Mental Health First Aid Class

Anxiety  Stress


Psychosis     Schizophrenia

Suicide Prevention

Substance Misuse

Key points about MHFA

(Mental Health First Aid): 

- 8 hour training course

- relaxed and engaging class

- certification lasts for 3 yrs.

5-step action plan

- mental health overview

- crisis prevention

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Mental Health First Aid is designed for the general public

Mental Health First Aid USA has been delivered to more than 250,000 Americans. The training is intended for people from all walks of life, including:

  • social workers
  • hospital staff - all departments
  • volunteers
  • EMS providers
  • teachers and counselors 
  • physicians
  • nurses and nurse practitioners
  • clergy and faith communities
  • human resource professionals

The National Council for Behavioral Health, which is located in Washington, DC, pioneered Mental Health First Aid. Certified instructors have trained more than 250,000 people about mental health conditions commonly found in everyday life.

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Mental Health First Aid

Course Objectives

Increase awareness and  understanding of people with mental health problems

Recognize signs and symptoms of a person with a mental health condition

Demonstrate effective communication with a person who has a mental health illness

Apply MHFA principlesto every day life situations

Identify early intervention strategies to prevent a crisis 
Marilyn Barton is a Registered Nurse with more than 30 years in rapidly changing healthcare environments. Her background includes critical care/emergency room provider, manager, educator, and research coordinator.  Marilyn also has 25 years experience teaching American Heart Association courses such as BLS (CPR) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).