Mental Health First Aid

MHFA is specifically designed for adults assisting other adults and is a great supplemental training for public service personnel, human resources, behavioral health, coaches, other direct service related positions, and anyone interested in expanding mental health education to the greater Maryland community.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an international public awareness curriculum that works to destigmatize conversations around mental health while providing a tangible action plan for participants to address crisis and non-crisis mental health situations – much like CPR/first aid supports physical health situations. MHFA is proven to increase the likelihood of bystander helping behaviors, but also increases the learners own mental health literacy.

Participants receive an electronic Mental Health First Aid manual and Mental Health First Aid Certification for 3 years upon completion of course requirements.

Please note: This is a virtual class. This class requires:

  • 2-hours of online, self-paced prework to be completed before class. Emails with prework information will arrive approximately two weeks before the date of the class.
  • 6-hours of live, virtual instruction over Zoom. Virtual participants must have a working camera and microphone and are required be on camera during the entire class (except during breaks).

Classes hosted by the Mental Health Association of Maryland are only able to serve those who live or work in the state of Maryland. If you do not qualify, please visit to find an alternative class.

This class has grant funded seats available and is sponsored by the Anne Arundel County LBHA which helps to provide Mental Health First Aid programming across the state! It is free and available to anyone who lives or works in the state of Maryland.

The classes fill on a first come, first served basis. You may be waitlisted but this does not guarantee you a seat in the class. You will be notified via email at least one week prior to the start of class if there is a seat becomes available.


Thursday, Nov 2nd, 2023


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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