Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid®


Mental Health First Aid Maryland has released its 10 Year Impact Report

Classes are available for 2019!  Go here to find a course.

Mental Health First Aid® is an 8­-hour national certification course that is designed to teach the layperson the skills to recognize the signs of a mental health or substance use disorder crisis, identify community resources, and link individuals in need of treatment and support to the proper resources. An in-person skills ­based course, Mental Health First Aid® teaches participants a 5­-step action plan that can be used to help those in need.

There are two versions of the Mental Health First Aid® course: Core (Adult) Mental Health First Aid® and Youth Mental Health First Aid®.

Instructor Training Course

Bring Mental Health First Aid to your organization or community by certifying as an instructor. Using a train-the-trainer model, the five-day instructor training course fully prepares you to teach either the core or youth course — and you don’t have to be a mental health clinician.

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