American adults experience
a mental health
disorder every year
Children (aged 2-8 years) has a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder
Of American adults had a substance use disorder in the past year- 93.5% did not receive treatment
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an interactive, skills-based course that teaches adults how to identify the signs and symptoms of a potential mental health or substance use challenge. Topics covered in the training include anxiety, depression, substance use, suicide, and self-care. Participants who complete the 7.5-hour training receive a certificate, valid for three years.
Adult Mental Health First Aid is an interactive, skills-based course that teaches adults how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of a potential mental health or substance use challenge among adults. Participants in Adult MHFA learn how to use the ALGEE Action Plan to respond to common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges while reducing stigma. Participants will learn skills to interact with a person in crisis along with valuable resources to assist in connecting adults with help. The course covers topics including panic attacks, depression, self-harm, suicide, and substance use as well as self-care and confidentiality. To learn more about MHFA including the course learning objectives click here.
Adult MHFA courses are offered in both in-person and virtual settings.
Any adult (18 years and older) can benefit from MHFA training! Training audiences vary but may include:
CHR offers community specific MHFA courses tailored to the professions and environments of certain professionals. Current courses include:
MHFA courses are offered in the following formats to fit the needs and learning styles of all individuals.