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
For more information on this national certification class, go to:
Mental Health First Aid is designed for the general public
- social workers
- hospital staff - all departments
- EMS providers
- teachers and counselors
- 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.
Learn more at: www.TheNationalCouncil.org.
Mental Health First Aid
Demonstrate effective communication with a person who has a mental health illness
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).