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CHR is excited to bring Mental Health First Aid training to our community!  This valuable, interactive training provides vital awareness and education about mental health and substance use challenges.  Mental health matters!

1 in 5

American adults experience
a mental health
disorder every year

1 in 6

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

About Mental Health First Aid

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.

Mental Health First Aid Trainings Available

Who Should Become a Mental Health First Aider?

Any adult (18 years and older) can benefit from MHFA training!  Training audiences vary but may include:

  • Employers/Administrators
  • Clergy
  • Counselors/Social Services
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • K-12 and Higher Education Staff/Faculty
  • Coaches and Athletic Trainers
  • College students
  • Caring Individuals


CHR offers community specific MHFA courses tailored to the professions and environments of certain professionals. Current courses include:

  • Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education
  • Mental Health First Aid for Military, Veterans, and Their Family Members
  • Mental Health First Aid for Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Public Safety

Learn in the Format That’s Best for You

MHFA courses are offered in the following formats to fit the needs and learning styles of all individuals.

  • In-Person: 7.5-hour instructor led training (requires 15 minutes of self-paced online pre-work)
  • Blended-In-Person: 2-hour self-paced online pre-work followed by 5.5-hour in-person instructor led training.
  • Blended-Virtual: 2-hour self-paced online pre-work followed by 5.5-hour virtual instructor led training.

If you have training scheduled with Stephanie Hills, she can be reached at:

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