Mental Health First Aid® FAQs

Who should take the course?

The Mental Health First Aid® course is for everyone. People whose occupations have a high level of daily interaction with the public, such as first responders, librarians, and other helping professions, have found the course very valuable.

How much does it cost?

The 8-hour course if offered free of charge at the Lutherville, Maryland office of the Mental Health Association of Maryland. The cost of the 5-day instructor training is $1,500 and the cost for the expedited 3 day training (for those who are currently certified instructors ) is $900 per person.

How long does each course take?

Both the Youth and Core courses are 8 hours in length. Instructor training is a 5-day course.

What if I can’t pay?

Full and partial scholarships are available. To receive a scholarship application, please email mhfatraining@mhamd.org.

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